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John Frederick  Herring Jnr
British, (1815-1907)

Farmyard Friends
Oil on board, signed
6 inches x 8 inches

John Frederick Herring Jnr was born in Doncaster in 1815. He was the son of the artist John Frederick Herring (1795-1865) and brother to artists Charles Herring (1828-1856) and Benjamin Herring (1830-1871). Tutored by his father, Herring jnr was greatly influenced by him initially painting animal and sporting scenes but then began to specialise in farm scenes. His success caused some discord with his father who from around 1846 began adding ‘SR’ or ‘Senr’ to his signature to avoid confusion between the two artists. He exhibited a number of works at the British Institute from 1860 and at the Royal Academy from 1863. He moved to Cambridgeshire where he lived in Great Wilbraham with his first wife Emma and their 5 children. On 5 December 1865 he married a second time, to Catherine (Kate) Rolfe, daughter of the artist William E Rolfe who was also a friend of his father. He spent the rest of his life in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire Examples of his work are held by a number of museums and public collections including the Bradford Museum, Hawarth Art Gallery, Government Art Collection, Grundy Art Gallery, the Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC and the Watford Museum & Witt Library.

Price £3,750

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