- John Frederick Herring Sr.
- 款識：畫家簽名 J.F. Herring. 並紀年1828.（右下）
- 22 x 30 inches
Thence by descent
Sale: Sotheby's, London, November 19, 1986, lot 130
Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
Although John Frederick Herring Sr. sketched animals since childhood, his artistic career began as a painter of signs and coaches. In his spare time he painted portraits of horses to decorate inn parlors, and his talent was eventually recognized by wealthy patrons who commissioned him to paint their hunters and racehorses. He went on to establish himself as one of England’s greatest Sporting artists, counting Queen Victoria and France’s Duc d’Orleans among his many patrons.