Samuel Cousins

May 9, 1801 – May 7, 1887

Samuel Cousins RA was an English mezzotint engraver. He was born at Exeter. In 1855 he was elected a full member of the Royal Academy, to which he later gave in trust £15,000 to provide annuities for superannuated artists. One of the most important figures in the history of British engraving, he died in London, unmarried, in 1887.