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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 and on his return to England became well known for his engraved panorama of Sidmouth, published by Wallis in 1815.
A number of the watercolours by Cornish in the following collection were once owned by the picture dealer and collector Montague Bernard, who ran a gallery in Ryder Street, St. James's. Bernard was highly respected in his day and had a wonderful eye for English drawings. Over the years he handled a number of important works by artists as diverse as Constable and Canaletto.