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    Sale 2055

    Sporting and Wildlife Art

    3 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    John Frederick Herring, Sen. (British, 1795-1865)

    A St James's saddled grey coach horse with a coachman and dog; and A harnessed St Giles cab horse with his driver

    Price Realised  

    John Frederick Herring, Sen. (British, 1795-1865)
    A St James's saddled grey coach horse with a coachman and dog; and A harnessed St Giles cab horse with his driver
    the first signed and dated 'J.F. Herring Senr/1845' (lower right); the second signed and dated 'J.F. Herring. Sen./1845' (lower left, on the post)
    oil on canvas
    15 x 20½ in. (38.1 x 52.1 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 17 July 1974, lot 143.
    with Richard Green, London, 1976.
    Lady Gibbs.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 23 November 1979, lot 49.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note additional provenance:
    with Richard Green, London, 1967.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Oliver Beckett, J F Herring & Sons, London, 1981, p. 117, nos. 169 & 170, as 'St James's' and 'St Giles', (a pair of contrasting horses, one with a smart top-hatted coachman, and the other a ragged driver).
    Sally Mitchell, Dictionary of Equestrian Artists, Woodbridge, 1983, ill. p. 261 (in color).