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J.F. Herring Jnr Oil On Canvas, Idyllic Farmyard Scene

£ 1,950

Category
Subcategory
Reference
28185
Height
29 cm (11 1/2")
Width
39.5 cm (15 1/2")
Framed Height
48 cm (18 1/1")
Framed Width
58.5 cm (23")
Framed Depth
6.5 cm (2 1/2")
Oil On Canvas Of A Farmyard Setting By J.F. Herring.
A very Idyllic framed farmyard scene, we believe to be painted by J.F. Herring Junior in the style and manner of his farther, also J.F. Herring. The scene depicts draught-horses amid a litter of straw with cockerels, pigs & piglets, ducks and cows. In the background there is a farmhouse and barn, a church and bridge on the horizon. The oil and gold slip both marked 'J.F. Herring'.

John Frederick Herring junior (1816-1907) painted farm scenes in his father's style and signed them in a manner at first indistinguishable from his father's.

John Frederick Herring senior (1795-1865) was a renowned equestrian painter, considered one of England's great sporting and equestrian artists. His talent was recognized by wealthy customers who commissioned him to paint hunters and racehorses. In 1830 Herring, Senior left Doncaster for Newmarket, England, where he spent three years before moving to London. In London, Herring experienced financial difficulties and was given financial assistance by W. T. Copeland, who commissioned many paintings, including some designs used for the Copeland Spode bone china. In 1853 Herring moved again, this time to rural Kent in the southeast of England and stopped painting horse portraits. He spent the last 12 years of his life at Meopham Park near Tonbridge, where he lived as a country squire. He then broadened his subject matter by painting agricultural scenes and farmyard settings. Three of his sons, John Frederick Herring Jr., Charles Herring, and Benjamin Herring, also became artists.

The continuing popularity of Herring senior's farmyard scenes encouraged imitators, foremost among these was his eldest son, John Frederick Herring junior. Signing paintings in his father's manner provoked a quarrel between the two, leading to the father's later practice of adding 'Senior' to his signature. J.F. Herring junior exhibited many farm scenes at the R.A. and B.I. between 1863 and 1873.
Height
29 cm (11 1/2")
Width
39.5 cm (15 1/2")
Framed Height
48 cm (18 1/1")
Framed Width
58.5 cm (23")
Framed Depth
6.5 cm (2 1/2")
Condition
Very good
Year
1870
Period
1850-1899
Medium
Oil on canvas
Country
United Kingdom