John Herring, Jr.

Artist Biography

John Frederick Herring, Jr. was born into an artistic family in Doncaster, England during 1820. The son of a well-known English painter of the same name, Herring grew up surrounded by the artistic tradition of his father who specialized in equestrian and sporting art. Along with three of his four brothers, John F. Herring, Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps, creating works that depicted idyllic scenes of farm yard animals and picturesque landscapes. Many of his works appealed to the English aristocracy due to their peaceful, pastoral quality and bucolic scenery. Today, Herring’s works can be found in the collection of Tate Gallery, London, England.

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