Daniel Sherrin 1868-1940 R.B.A.
Stunning Rural Misty Landscape with Figures beside a Lake Oil on Canvas Painting, a very fine example by this artist. Signed L.Richards lower right.
Complete with an exceptional five inch ornate giltwood frame.
Condition: Recently professionally restored, relined.
Width: (entire) 40" (101.5cm). Height: (entire) 31" (79cm). Frame width: 5" (13cm).
Provinence: From the estate of Sir James Stanley Allen Hill (Dec.1926-Feb.1999) was a British Conservative politician. Hill was twice a Member of Parliament for the marginal Southampton Test seat from 1970 to Oct.1974 and again from 1979 until 1997, at the end of both these terms he lost the seat to the Labour candidate, on the latter occasion to Alan Whitehead. He also served as a member of the European Parliament from 1973 to 1975. He was knighted in 1996 while serving as MP under John Major.
Biography: Daniel Sherrin was born in Brentwood, Essex, England in 1868, being the son of John Sherrin,R.I. (1819-1896) who specialised in Still Life subjects. Daniel studied under his father and became a pupil of B.W. Leader, the well known landscape artist and a member of the "Williams" family. He lived for a while on the East Coast of England near Whitstable and although primarily a landscape artist, he also painted along the shores of Suffolk and Norfolk.
In his early period he painted Sailing Ships very similar to those of Thomas Somerscales and early Montague Dawson's, later he turned to landscapes and these he painted with technical ability and competent brush strokes as seen in this good example, and it is for these subjects he has become well known.
It is also accepted that as well as painting under his own name Daniel Sherrin, he occasionally painted under the pseudonym of 'L Richards' and ‘Horace Gallon’.
His paintings were often used for book illustrations and a scene titled "In the Highlands", depicting Highland Cattle by a Loch, can be seen in a book titled "British Highways and Byways from a Motor Car", by Thomas D. Murphy, which was published in 1908.
We have found a reference that suggests he exhibited in the Royal Academy and in principal provincial galleries but we cannot substantiate this. Some of his works were engraved, the most important being a landscape entitled "Peace-perfect-peace" for which he received the sum of £150!
He was commissioned by King George V to paint Sandringham and this painting still hangs in Buckingham Palace.
During the first World War he did valuable work on the design of posters in connection with recruitment for Kitchener's Army and this work is currently in the archives of the Imperial War museum.
His son Reginald Daniel Sherrin (1891-1971) was also an artist, who painted in watercolour and specialised in moorland and coastal views.