Daniel Sherrin, Woodland Landscape With Pine Trees & Figures

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A captivating landscape view with pine trees, rural track and figures, by British painter, Daniel Sherrin (1868-1942).

The vertical composition focuses our eye on the height and beauty of several impressive pine trees, which extend towards the heavens. Beyond them, we see the first light of the morning as a mother and child walk along a well-trodden path.

During our research we’ve discovered another work by Sherrin that’s very similar but with the path bending in the other direction. In that piece, entitled ‘Surrey Landscape At Sunset’, a burnt sienna sky illuminates the foreground.

It’s possible that they were designed as companion pieces to be hung together (and incidentally that one sold at Castellana in Spain for £2,400).

Daniel Sherrin was born in Brentford, Essex and was trained by his father, John Sherrin - a flower and still life painter. He was a keen follower of Benjamin Williams Leader (1831-1923) and painted in a similar style. He probably knew Leader well because Sherrin’s son, Reginald (1891-1971), was trained by him.

The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within a later foliate frame with swept corners.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 22½” x 28½” / 57cm x 73cm
Year of creation: c. 1890
Provenance: Private collection, England
Condition: Very good with no issues. Canvas relined. Frame with light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £10,314 achieved for ‘Landscape/Two Cottages’ in 2012.