COUSINS

[ Samuel Cousins, engraver. ] Autograph Note Signed ('Saml: Cousins') to the Scottish artist Thomas Faed

Author: 
Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), RA, English mezzotint engraver [ Thomas Faed (1826-1900), RA, Scottish artist ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 24 Camden Square, N.W. [London] 29 October 1877.
£30.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly-aged, with small piece of mount adhering at head. Accepting an invitation to dinner.

[ Samuel Cousins. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Saml: Cousins') to fellow-engraver Thomas Goff Lupton, regarding an invitation to tea and 'Wilson's entertainment'.

Author: 
Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), RA, English mezzotint engraver [ Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), engraver and artist ]
Publication details: 
Without place or date. 'Monday morning'.
£35.00

1p., 12mo. In good condiion, lightly aged and worn. The letter begins: 'Dear Lupton | I find that we do not dine 'till 6 to day and consequently I shall not be able to take tea with you at half past 6 -'. He still intends to 'go to Wilson's entertainment', and hopes to be with Lupton 'by half past seven, if not sooner'.

[ Sir Francis Grant, portrait painter. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Francis Grant') to Scottish artist Thomas Faed, on his election as Associate Member of the Royal Academy, and an engraving by Samuel Cousins of one of his paintings.

Author: 
Francis Grant (1803-1878), English portrait painter [ Thomas Faed (1826-1900), Scottish artist; Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67), Italian sculptor; Samuel Cousins (1801-87), engraver; Royal Academy ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Lodge, Melton Mowbray. 6 February [1861].
£60.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, the blank reverse of the second leaf laid down on card backing removed from autograph album. Writing of his trip to London to take part in the vote at the Royal Academy he writes: 'I had two inducements to come up - you & Marochetti [the Italian sculptor Carlo Marochetti, elected at the same time] - & for either I would have come up separately - not from private friendship - although that existed in both cases - but from a sense of duty & the advantage of the Academy of which I doubt not you will very soon be a full member'.

[Samuel Cousins, engraver.] Autograph Note Signed ('Saml: Cousins.') to the London printseller Martin Colnaghi, sending sixty proofs of his 'plate of "Miss Macdonald"'.

Author: 
Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), English engraver [Martin Colnaghi, London printseller]
Publication details: 
Without place or date [1830].
£65.00

On 8 x 17cm piece of paper. In good condition, on aged paper, with small spike hole. Reads: 'To Martin Colnaghi Esqre | Sir | I have the pleasure to send you 60 Proofs from my plate of "Miss Macdonald," 30 of which number are before the Publication. | Saml: Cousins.' Docketted on reverse 'S. Cousins.' Cousins's engraving of Miss Julia Macdonald, from a portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence, was published in 1830.

[Samuel Cousins, engraver.] Autograph Note Signed ('Saml. Cousins'), inviting the unnamed recipient to a meeting of the Chalcographic Society.

Author: 
Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), English engraver [The Chalcographic Society]
Publication details: 
12 Regents Park Terrace. 1 November 1847.
£80.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with minor traces of former mount on blank reverse. The message reads: 'Dear Sir | I shall have the pleasure to receive the Chalcographic Society on Friday evening next, when I hope to be favor'd with your Company'. For information about the Chalcographic Society, , founded in 1807, see Dennis M. Read's biography of 'R. H. Cromek' (2011). A society set up for the encouragement of interest in engravings, ridiculed in a Blake notebook.

[Samuel Cousins, engraver.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Saml. Cousins'), accepting an invitation from Edward William Cooke to dine with him and 'meet the President and Council of the Royal Academy'.

Author: 
Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), engraver associated with the Royal Academy [Edward William Cooke (1811-1880), RA, marine gardener and engraver]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 24 Camden Square, London NW. 20 February 1865.
£40.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. He writes 'My dear Sir | I have the pleasure to accept your kind Invitation to Dine with you on the 4th March [amended from '28 Inst'] to meet the President and Council of the Royal Academy.' For more information about both men, see their entries in the Oxford DNB.

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