Daniel Sherrin, Artist

Daniel Sherrin, Artist

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Daniel Sherrin (English, 1868 - 1940) was born in Brentwood, Essex in 1870. He studied with his father John Sherrin, a still-life painter, as well as the landscape painter Benjamin Williams Leader. Daniel Sherrin was primarily a landscape painter. Many of his compositions are of Southern England and especially Kent. Some of his works include: A Barge on the River, Chislet, Kent; A Village in Devon; Summer on the Colne; Highland Cattle on the Edge of a Beach; and In the Scottish Highlands. Early in his career he also painted maritime scenes and sailing vessels. Some of his paintings were reproduced as engravings and in books. Institutions holding his work include Buckingham Palace and the Imperial War Museum. I recently found two framed prints of Sherrin paintings in an antique shop in Church Stretton, the original of one coincidentally being for sale on eBay!

His son, Reginald Daniel Sherrin (1891—1971) was also an artist. He was born at Seasalter, near Whitstable, Kent, on 5th April, 1891. Sherrin served in the First World War;in the Second he worked in a munitions factory in Rochester.

Finding thathis pictures sold easily,he did not hold exhibitions of his paintings, and established his reputation with moorland and coastal scenes in gouache, in a style resembling that of Frederick John WIDGERY . He painted frequently in Cornwall. Sometimes he used pseudonyms, such as J WHITELY and DA NIEL.Sherrin moved to Devon in 1952, and died in 1971.

[Information from Viv Hendra, Lander Gallery, Truro].

These paintings, in gouache on board, are both signed D Sherrin. I’d be interested if anyone could tell me anything about them?

D. Sherrin: Mountain Glen. Gouache on board.

D. Sherrin: Coastal Scene. Gouache on board.