• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 124

    Hubert Cornish (1757-1832)

    A Mosque near Calcutta

    Price Realised  


    Hubert Cornish (1757-1832)
    A Mosque near Calcutta
    inscribed 'Mosque near Calcutta' (lower centre)
    pencil and watercolour, watermark 'J WHATMAN'
    9¾ x 15 in. (24.7 x 38 cm.)

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    Hubert Cornish was a talented musician and artist, whose sister Charlotte married Sir John Shore, first Baron Teignmouth (1751-1834). On Shore's appointment as Governor-General of India, Cornish accompanied him as Private Secretary and recorded in watercolour their travels together. Sir John only served for five years, between 1793 and 1798. Cornish, however travelled extensively.

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    with Spink, London.