Daniel Sherrin was the son of John
Sherrin, and the father of R.D. Sherrin who were also artists (a picture
by the latter is shown elsewhere on this web site). He was born in
Brentford, Essex and moved to Ramsgate when he was a boy. Later he lived
in Seasalter near Whitstable where he died. Initially he apparently
primarily painted seascapes, but later turned mainly to landscapes in
the manner of B.W. Leader - in fact he may have been a pupil of the
His paintings were sometimes used for
book illustrations and engravings and a scene entitled "In the
Highlands" can be seen in "British Highways and Byways from a Motor Car"
by Thomas D. Murphy published in 1908.
A picture of Sandringham was
commissioned from him by King George V and hangs in Buckingham Palace.
The Imperial War Museum in London also have material related to his work
on the design of recruiting posters for the First World War. One poster
was successful in recruiting over 1000 men which resulted in
congratulations from Lord Kitchener.
Apparently Daniel Sherrin was a
practical joker. While he was living in Whitstable, white lines were
first painted on the road to direct traffic and he added extensions
directing traffic into the public houses. More stories about him can be
Daniel Sherrin sometimes used the name
L. Richards on his work.
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