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

Preparing for the Doncaster Gold Cup, 1825, with Mr. Whittaker's 'Lottery', Mr. Craven's 'Longwaist', Mr. Lampton's 'Cedric', and Mr. Farquharson's 'Figaro'

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John Frederick Herring, Sen. (1795-1865)
Preparing for the Doncaster Gold Cup, 1825, with Mr. Whittaker's 'Lottery', Mr. Craven's 'Longwaist', Mr. Lampton's 'Cedric', and Mr. Farquharson's 'Figaro'
signed and dated 'J.F. Herring/1827' (lower right)
oil on canvas
18 ¼ x 36 in. (46.4 x 91.5 cm.)
Painted in 1827.
Provenance
Mrs. J. Lockwood.
The H.J. Joel Collection of English Sporting Pictures; Christie's, London, 13 July 1984, lot 21, where acquired for the present collection.

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Lot Essay


The 1825 Gold Cup at Doncaster was won by Lottery (initially called Tinker), foaled in 1820 by Tramp out of Mandane. He was bred by Richard Watt at Bishop Burton in Yorkshire, and owned by Thomas Whitaker of Downthorpe Hall. Lottery could be temperamental and difficult, but was outstanding when on form. The 1825 Doncaster Gold Cup was famously hard-fought, with Lottery beating Mr Craven’s Longwaist by a neck, with Mr. Lumley's Falcon in third, followed by FigaroCedric and others.

Painting at the height of his powers, this was one of Herring’s most sought-after subjects. The artist painted a larger variant of the composition, dated 1825, and two other versions on the same scale as the present work, also dated 1827.

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