Details
John Frederick Herring, Senr. (1795-1865)
Inheritress
signed and dated 'J.F. Herring Senr. 1846' (lower right) and inscribed 'Inheritress' (lower left)
oil on canvas
28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm.)
Provenance
with Leger & Son, London.
with Richard Green, London.

Lot Essay

Inheritress was a highly successful brown filly bred by Mr Eyres (or Ayres) in 1840 by The Saddler out of Executrix by Liverpool. She won four small races for Eyres in 1843-44, before being sold to Mr J. Meiklam for whom she recorded no less than forty-three more victories in the 1840s. Her biggest wins were the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle in 1845, and the Liverpool Cup of 1847; she also won eleven Queen's Plates. The present picture was painted in 1846 following her remarkable feat of winning fourteen races the previous year.
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