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Cousins, Samuel, mezzotint engraver, was born in Exeter in 1801, and became a pupil of S. W. Reynolds. Taking an establishment of his own in 1818, in 1826 he visited Brussels, became an A.R.A. in 1835, and an R.A. in 1855. In 1874 he purposed retiring, but continued to work at his profession till 1883, his death occurring in 1887. His engravings of Bolton Abbey and Cherry Ripe would alone, apart from his portrait work, have rendered his name immortal. A donation of £15,000 was given by him in trust to the Royal Academy for the benefit of poor artists.