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

'Levity' by 'Château Margaux' out of 'Helga', with a foal at foot

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John Frederick Herring, Sen. (1795-1865)
'Levity' by 'Château Margaux' out of 'Helga', with a foal at foot
signed and dated 'J.F. Herring. Sen. 1843.' (centre right, on the water trough)
oil on canvas
28 ¼ x 36 ½ in. (71.6 x 92.7 cm.)
Provenance
Mr. G. Attenborough; Christie's, London, 2 July 1874, lot 152 (25 gns to Fores).
Anonymous sale; Bonhams, Knightsbridge, 17 November 1994, lot 25.
with Richard Green, London, 1995, where acquired by the present owner.

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Lot Essay

Bred by Mr G. Walker in 1831, Levity was born out of Helga and her sire was Château Margaux. Levity ran for Mr Balchin in 1833 and 1834, winning once as a two-year-old at Lewes. Given the date, it is likely the picture portrays her 1843 filly Queen Elizabeth by the champion stallion Camel. However, it could also be her 1842 filly by the same horse which Mr Cockerell, who had by then acquired her, named, rather appropriately, Hump.
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