John Keble, M.A.

Method Mezzotint
Artist Samuel Cousins after George Richmond
Published Published for George Richmond ESqr. Septr. 1 1845
Dimensions Image 470 x 310 mm, Sheet 555 x 378 mm
Notes A three-quarter length portrait of John Keble, standing in front of a large window, holding an open book and leaning against a table with another book and writing materials on it.

John Keble (25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866) was an English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. The Keble College in Oxford was named after him.

George Richmond (1809-1896) was a portrait painter, draughtsman and miniaturist. Richmond studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he met and formed a lifelong friendship with Samuel Palmer. As a youth he became a disciple of William Blake who had a profound effect on his art. With Palmer and Edward Calvert he formed 'The Ancients', painting visionary works in the manner of Blake. Throughout this time Richmond practised as a miniaturist. After his marriage in 1831, Richmond concentrated on portraiture, becoming one of the most prolific portraitists of the Victorian period.

Samuel Cousins (1801-1887) was an English mezzotint engraver. He was apprenticed from 1814 to the engraver Samuel Reynolds, during which time he engraved many of the 360 mezzotints illustrating the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds. He published his own plates for the first time in 1826, after having established himself as an independent engraver using a combination of stipple engraving and etching processes. As well as self-publishing, Cousins was also employed by many leading print publishers in this period. His most commercially successful works were his prints after popular paintings. In 1855, he was one of only two engravers to be elected Royal Academician, after having been elected an associate engraver of the Academy in 1835.

Whitman 95, O'Donoghue 1

Condition: Proof. Printed on India laid paper. Occasional foxing
Framing unmounted
Price £400.00
Stock ID 47090