John Frederick Herring The Hunting Stud 1845

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The Hunting Stud
Date 1845
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 454 x 708 mm
frame: 552 x 800 x 91 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Mrs F. Ambrose Clark through the British Sporting Art Trust 1982
Not on display

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In the latter part of his career, Herring painted a number of rural subjects of stables and farmyards. This is one of four views which were engraved in aquatint and published in 1846 as 'Stable Scenes'.
Herring was a self-taught artist who worked initially as a coachman in York and Doncaster. He became a successful painter of race-horses: between 1815 and 1849 he portrayed many of the winners of the St Leger, the Derby and the Oaks, and achieved widespread popularity through the engravings published after them. However, his most original and sensitive pictures are perhaps scenes such as this, rather than the more stereotyped equestrian portraits.

August 2004

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