Daniel Sherrin (1868-1940)
Daniel Sherrin was the son of John Sherrin RI, the well-known flower and still life painter, and the father of R.D. Sherrin, who also became an artist.
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 mostly painted seascapes in the style of Montague Dawson, but later turned to landscapes, which he painted in the style of Benjamin Williams Leader. He preferred to work directly under contract to a gallery rather than exhibit in London.
His paintings were sometimes used for book illustrations and engravings. A scene entitled 'In the Highlands' can be found in 'British Highways and Byways from a Motor Car' by Thomas D. Murphy published in 1908.
It is said that Daniel Sherrin was something of a practical joker - while living at Seasalter, white lines were painted on the road to direct traffic, so Sherrin added extensions directing traffic into public houses.
Sherrin also used the pseudonym L Richards.