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Charles Robert Leslie RA, Queen Victoria Receiving the Sacrament at her Coronation

Queen Victoria Receiving the Sacrament at her Coronation, 1843

Charles Robert Leslie RA (1794 - 1859)

RA Collection: Art

Samuel Cousins' large mezzotint of the Coronation of Queen Victoria, after a painting by C.R. Leslie, was first published in 1843, and an impression was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition that same year. Cousins was already an Associate Engraver (a category of membership since abolished) in 1843 and in 1855 became one of the first engravers (alongside Lumb Stocks) to become a full Member of the Academy after restrictions on engravers were relaxed. Cousins submitted this print as his Diploma Work, and this proof impression, signed in pencil, is a particularly fine example of the print.

Object details

Queen Victoria Receiving the Sacrament at her Coronation
Original attributed to
Engraved by
Samuel Cousins RA (1801 - 1887)
Published by
Thomas Boys (fl. 1834 - 1858?)
Object type
Place of Publication
Place of Publication

57.79 cm x 110.8 cm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Diploma Work given by Samuel Cousins RA accepted 1855
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