• All Hallows Church, Tottenham, Middlesex -

    Signed verso: Tottenham Church - Middx/H Cornish and inscribed on grave: Tottenham/Church/20 May/1812

    With paper stamp lower left

    Watercolour over pencil

    180 x 258 mm., 7 ¼ x 10 ¼ in.

  • Back View of Lady Teignmouth's Garden House 5 miles from Calcutta -

    inscribed with title verso and further inscribed: Phyllanthus emblica
    pen and grey ink and watercolour over traces of pencil
    37.7 by 54.7cm., 14 3/4 by 21 1/2 inches

    Cornish was in India between 1793 and 1798 as Private Secretary to his brother-in-law Sir John Shore, later 1st Lord Teignmouth (1751-1834), the Governor-General of India. Shore had a central Calcutta residence and this was their `Garden House' on the banks of the River Hooghly, an escape from the heat of the city. The figures in the coach are probably the artist's sister Charlotte and her daughter. The inscription on the reverse is the latin name for the Malacca tree which is in the front right of this watercolour.

    The present watercolour was once in the collection of the dealer and collector Montague Bernard - a number of Indian views by Cornish once in his collection were sold at Christie's on 21st September 2000. Lot 218 shows the same Garden House from the riverside and sold for ?6,460
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