This Fine Oil Painting on Canvas By Daniel Sherrin depicts a mountainous scene, probably in the Highlands of Scotland, judging by the breed of cattle, watering at the edge of the loch, on the right hand side of the picture. It is a cloudy day, with billowing clouds and mist coming down over the mountain in the centre.
Signed lower left under his pseudonym L. Richards
Width: (entire) 29.5" (75cm). Height: (entire) 21.5" (54.5cm).
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Daniel Sherrin: Ref. Jeremy Wood's book 'Hidden Talents'
Born in Brentford, Essex in 1868, the son of John Sherrin R.I., the well known flower and still life painter. There is no record of him receiving a formal art training but it is probable that he studied with his father. Most of Daniel Sherrin's work is in the style of several popular artists of the time. He painted rural landscapes after the style of Benjamin W. Leader, marines after Montague Dawson and river scenes in watercolour after Stuart Lloyd. He did not exhibit in London, but preferred to work directly under contract for a gallery, painting the subject (and styles) that they required. He also painted under the pseudonym of L. Richards and these are quite often seen on the market. The family moved to Ramsgate, Kent, when Daniel was a young boy and his father died there in 1896. Daniel Sherrin later moved to Seasalter, near Whitstable, Kent and died there on 26th January 1940. The artistic talent was carried to a third generation for his son Reginald Daniel Sherrin was also an artist. (One of his typically large watercolours is illustrated in this book).
Jeremy Wood also states under the heading L. Richards:
This is generally accepted to be one of the pseudonyms adopted by the artist Daniel Sherrin. A wide range of subjects and styles, usually in oil, appear under this signature, including coastal scenes, harbours and landscapes