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Pomona engraving Samuel Cousins John Everett Millais

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Original antique print


Mezzotint signed in pencil by both artist and engraver, published 1882 by Arthur Tooth & Sons and the Fine Art Society. Proof before letters on India paper with Blind Stamp of Printseller's Association. Millais was the youngest ever student at the Royal Academy and later became it's President. He was a founding member of the PreRaphaelite Brotherhood. Samuel Cousins established himself as an independent engraver, publishing his first plates in 1826. Working on steel plates, Cousins used a combination of stipple engraving and etching processes. His most commercially successful work was his prints after popular paintings. Elected an associate engraver of the Royal Academy in 1835, Cousins exhibited his engravings there from 1837. In 1855, he was one of only two engravers to be elected Royal Academician. Image excellent, faint discolouration in margins. Short 3cxm tear at bootom of sheet to right of Millais' pencil signature.

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artist Samuel Cousins RA (1801-1887), after Sir John Everett Millais, Bt (1829-1896)
method Mixed method engraving
date 1882
size 450mm by 330mm (image) 550mm by 410mm (sheet)
SKU DC6465