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Eugene Sheerin Gallery











Eugene Sheerin 1856 to 1915
Eugene Sheerin was born and lived at Drumbinnion near Trillick and in his early 20's went to work at Belleek Pottery.
He was already an accomplished self taught artist when he arrived at the pottery. Perhaps the most astounding part of his story
was that at the age of four he caught rheumatic fever and was crippled with the disease. His mother encouraged Eugene to learn
to write and draw and subsequently paint. Enjoy our gallery as we bring together some of his work on this page. He worked on several Scenes of Ireland Services and over the years some of these sets come to auction. We are fortunate that new or existing owners of these pieces are happy to share with us here on this page.

Eugene Sheerin house Scene plates

Above. Quite a departure from usual examples of Eugen Sheerin's work. Here are two Greek Pattern plates painted with views of houses. More research to follow to identify the subjects depicted on the plates.

Below, a recent discovery from America. A set commissioned by Bishop Corrigan of New York

Ross Castle Killarney

Ruins at Clonmacnoise

Giants Causeway

At Glengarriffe

Kenbane Old Castle Co Antrim

Meeting of the Waters

Shown above is an extremely fine example of his work on earthenware wall plaques. This is 'Innocence' painted during September 1879 and is part of the Belleek Collection held by the V&A in London. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.  

From the scenes of Ireland set created for Doctor Obadiah Ternon during 1887


Side Plate with scene of Dunseverick Castle

Slop Bowl with view of Dargle Bridge

Side Plate with view of Glenariff


Tea Pot with view of Glendalough


Tea Pot in Greater Detail

Tea Saucer with view

Tea Saucer with view of Old Shane's Castle

Tea Cup with Meeting of the Waters near Avoca

Saucer with view of Dunlewy Lake Donegal

Bread Plate with view of Glenveigh Castle Donegal

Side Plate with detailed view of Cromwell Bridge

Lid of Muffin Dish with view of The Dargle

Side Plate East End Whitepeaks Bay

Saucer Ballymacdermott Fishery on the Erne


Below views from a Second Scenes of Ireland Tea Service created for Cardinal Farley in America

On The Erne Muckross Abbey


Particularly good interpretation of Ross Castle Killarney and On The Erne. image copyright Rod Kearnes rdkearns

Saucer... Upper Lake Killaney. Cup. On The Erne, The Coole near Belleek

Gougane Barra

Plate View of Gougane Barra County Cork

Side Plate... In the Dargle

As well as the Scenes of Ireland Tea Sets, Eugene painted scenes onto other sets such as these 'Greek Plates' shown below.


Narrow Water River near Newry

Narrow Water River in detail

Brickeen Bridge Killarney

Brickeen Bridge in detail

Gap of Dunloe Killarney

Gap of Dunloe in greater detail

Purple Mountain

Purple Mountain Killarney


Examples painted on 'Pierced Dessert Plates' and Comports Views on the River Erne


Corlea Eel Fishery on the Erne

Corlea Eel Fishery

Eel Fishery in detail

Sally Bush

Cliff House

Nova Scotia

Bank of Ireland

Blarney Bog from Carrickreagh

The Coole

Bromley's Hole

Ballyshannon Falls

The Erne from Castle Hill

Examples of handpainted Earthenware Platters

James Cleary

James Cleary Manager at Belleek

Heron In Reeds

Heron In Reeds

Earthenware Plaque

'Pheasant Shooting'

Our thanks to Fergus Cleary, Olga Clarke, Viewback Auctions Omagh and UK Group members for use of images on this page




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