"Days End" by Daniel Sherrin
20" x 30" unframed.
Oil on canvas, signed lower left. Daniel Sherrin (1868-1940): Born in Brentwood, Essex in 1868, Daniel Sherrin was the son of John Sherrin and, later, the father of R. D. Sherrin, both well-known painters in their own right. He received his formal art training from his father, whose exacting standards would have been passed on to his talented son, and from renowned artist, Benjamin Williams Leader. Early in his career, while living in Whitstable on the Eastern Coast of England, Sherrin painted primarily seascapes; however, he soon began to follow in the footsteps of B. W. Leader, becoming known for landscapes and depictions of bucolic scenes. Sherrin was commissioned by King George V to paint Sandringham (one of the Royal Palaces); the painting remains on display in Buckingham Palace. After serving in France during World War I, he focused his talents on designing creative, and highly-successful, military recruitment posters for the War effort, examples of which can be found in the Imperial War Museum. Although he never exhibited in London, he painted under contract to several galleries. Daniel Sherrin’s skill lay in capturing the most atmospheric moments in the changing seasons, consequently his twilight landscapes were particularly sought-after.