Belleek International Collectors Society
United Kingdom Group

Eugene Sheerin Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eugene Sheerin 1856 to 1915 This year is the 100th anniversary of the passing of perhaps the most famous of Belleeks' painters.
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.

 
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 bak.rr.com

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

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 Manager at Belleek

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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