Cornelius Pearson was born in Boston, Lincolnshire and worked as a landscape painter and engraver. He lived mainly in London but his pictures show scenes of Wales, the Lake District, Scotland, Devon, the Thames valley and other parts of the UK. As his figure drawing was poor, he sometimes collaborated with other artists such as H.Tidey and T.F.Wainwright to add figures, or animals such as sheep and cattle, to his pictures. Some of his pictures are held in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
This artist's pictures are now avidly collected and a pair of watercolours showing scenes of Loch Lomond and Loch Rannoch were sold at Sotheby's Gleneagles in August 2003 for £12,000 (about US$16,000), although the normal valuations would be much less.
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