- John Frederick Herring 1795–1865
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 454 x 708 mm
frame: 552 x 800 x 91 mm
- Bequeathed by Mrs F. Ambrose Clark through the British Sporting Art Trust 1982
T03430 THE HUNTING STUD 1845
Oil on canvas 17 7/8 × 27 7/8 (455 × 708)
Inscribed ‘J.F. Herring. Senr. 1845’ b.r.
Bequeathed by Mrs F. Ambrose Clark from the collection of the late F. Ambrose Clark through the British Sporting Art Trust 1982
Prov: ...; N.C. Bechman, sold Christie's 19 December 1919 (133) bt Fores; ...; F. Ambrose Clark by 1941; his widow Mrs F. Ambrose Clark
Exh: Outdoor England, Century Club, New York, February–April 1941; Tate Gallery, August–September 1982, and York City Art Gallery, March–September 1984, with other paintings from Mrs F. Ambrose Clark's Bequest (no catalogue)
Engr: Aquatint, ? by J. Harris, pub. Messrs Fores, London 10 February 1846 and Goupil & Vibert, Paris
Lit: [E.J. Rousuck], The F. Ambrose Clark Collection of Sporting Paintings, privately printed, New York 1958, p.170, repr. p.171
This is one of a set of four paintings which were engraved and published as ‘Stable Scenes’. The other three subjects are ‘The Mail Change’, ‘The Team’ and ‘Thoroughbreds’. Herring's painting of ‘The Team’ was sold at Christie's 26 April 1985 (19, repr.).
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986