Although this photographer’s identity has not been firmly established, he was possibly a brother of the famous singer Helen Lemmens-Sherrington (1834 – 1906), whose father, John Sherrington, moved his family to Rotterdam in 1838. Two calotype views of the docks of Rotterdam carry inscriptions that date them to 1845 and credit them to W. Sherrington. There are Sherrington photographs in the Richard Willats album without an initial, so it is possible that some work attributed to John was actually done by W. Sherrington. Nothing further is known of his work.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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