Head of a Horse (Oct 18 1856)


Pencil on paper; signed and dated lower left
In period frame

24cm x 23cm in the frame


John Frederick Herring Snr. is regarded as one of the finest equine and animal artists of the nineteenth century and an important recorder of sporting and rural life in the period. From 1840, Herring found success with a range of royal patrons, including the Duc d’Orleans (son of King Louis-Phillipe), HRH the Duchess of Kent and Queen Victoria, who remained a loyal patron for the rest of Herring’s life.

Herring’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, the record price being 2,098,500 USD for Preparing to start for the Doncaster Gold Cup sold at Sotheby’s New York in 2011.

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