Herring Snr Paintings Reproduction and Biography
The well-known English animal painter John Frederick Herring Snr, was born in Surrey in 1795. Herring began life as a coachman and later received instruction in painting from Abraham Cooper and Sawrey Gilpin. Many of Herring paintings are well known through engravings and his lithographic prints of coaching and racing paintings are classics of their kind.
Herring first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1826 and he received commissions from George IV and Queen Victoria. Herring was a member of the Society of British Artists and a regular exhibitor at the British institution.
Examples of Herring paintings are in the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Tate gallery, Glasgow Art Gallery, Wolverhampton and Leeds.