chestnut bay hunter in a stable after john herring senior equine oil portrait painting circa 1895

Chestnut Bay Hunter In A Stable After John Herring Senior Equine Oil Portrait Painting Circa 1895


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Exquisite 19th original oil on canvas in the style of Stubbs and John Herring Sr. depicting an interior stable scene.
John Frederick Herring Snr. was a member of an artistic family who specialized in sporting and animal subject matter. He preferred to paint racehorses and typically painted the likeness of the Derby and St. Leger winners. His works were highly reproduced in engravings. Herring had three artist sons and a brother and it can be difficult to distinguish between the works of the various family members.
Life and work: Herring, born in 1795, was the son of a London merchant of Dutch parentage, who had been born overseas in America.
The first eighteen years of Herring's life were spent in London, England, where his greatest interests were drawing and horses. In the year 1814, at the age of 18, he moved to Doncaster in the north of England, arriving in time to witness the Duke of Hamilton's "William" win the St. Leger Stakes horserace.
By 1815, Herring had married Ann Harris; his sons John Frederick Herring, Jr., Charles Herring, and Benjamin Herring were all to become artists, while his two daughters, Ann and Emma, both married painters.
In Doncaster, England, Herring was employed as a painter of inn signs and coach insignia on the sides of coaches, and his later contact with a firm owned by a Mr. Wood led to Herring's subsequent employment as a night coach driver. Herring spent his spare time painting portraits of horses for inn parlors, and he became known as the "artist coachman" (at the time). Herring's talent was recognised by wealthy customers, and he began painting hunters and racehorses for the gentry.
In 1830, John Frederick Herring, Senior left Doncaster for Newmarket, England, where he spent three years before moving to London, England. During this time, Herring might have received tuition from Abraham Cooper.
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 1840-1841, Herring visited Paris, painting several pictures.
In 1845, Herring was appointed Animal Painter to HRH the Duchess of Kent, followed by a subsequent commission from the ruling Queen Victoria, who remained a patron for life.
In 1853, Herring moved 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.
A highly successful and prolific artist, Herring ranks along with Sir Edwin Landseer as one of the more eminent animal painters of mid-nineteenth (19th) century Europe.
The paintings of Herring were very popular, and many were engraved, including his 33 winners of the St. Leger and his 21 winners of the Derby. Herring exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1818-1865, at the British Institution from 1830-1865, and at the Society of British Artists in 1836-1852.Herring became Vice-President 1842.
This oil painting is on canvas and signed lower bottom right corner with the artists monogram
CRK and dated 96 (1895)
Canvas dates from 1890s and is easy to date with signature and date stamp along with canvas font.
Mongrammed CKR or similar 95, and 96 respectively.
Depicts a horse in stables. Have been unable to verify artist however possibly english school as have found similar monogram but not exact.
The painting is offered relined in good condition and having a nice untouched surface patina.
Framed Measurements
Height 20.5 Inches x Width 26.5 Inches
The frame is a later addition in oak polished finish.
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Height = 57 cm (23")
Width = 67 cm (27")
Depth = 4 cm (2")

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