Thomas Francis Wainwright (1794-1883) was a British landscape painter who lived in London. He exhibited over 200 works at Suffolk Street. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Royal Academy between 1832 and 1862, where his works include many landscape sketches and studies.
Cornelius Pearson (1805-1891) was born in Boston, Lincolnshire and worked as a landscape painter and engraver. He went to London at an early age where upon he apprenticed to an engraver. He then began to paint, mainly in watercolour. Some of his pictures are held in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
As Pearson's 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. Wainewright and Pearson had a long-standing friendship and were known to collaborate on many paintings.
The picture is a landscape depicting green fields with trees and shrubs, a lake with boats and mountains covered with snow, in the deep, a and sky with clouds above. In the foreground there are resting cattle and sheep. They were painted by Wainewright. The colouristic of this painting is cold with blue and green - dominate colours. A slight warm colour accents are brown animals. The composition is a rectangular arranged horizontally.
The painting is signed lower left: C. Pearson | 1868; Cattle by T F Wainewright. Framed in a wooden, stucco with ornamental decorations frame and glazed. Frame is not with a good condition - missing many parts. Also painting shows marks going from the top.