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John Frederick Herring, Sen. (British, 1795-1865)
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE WESTERN COLLECTOR
John Frederick Herring, Sen. (British, 1795-1865)

The Rose

Details
John Frederick Herring, Sen. (British, 1795-1865)
The Rose
signed and dated 'J.F. Herring. Senr. 1853' (lower right)
oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.5 cm.)
Painted in 1853.
Provenance
Property of the late Mrs M. Dalton, removed from Stray Lodge, Harrogate, Sold by Order of the Executors.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 15 November 1991, lot 46.
with Richard Green, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.

Lot Essay

The present work was painted in the year that Herring moved to Meopham Park, Kent, where he lived the life of a country squire. His paintings by this stage were selling for at least fifty percent more than when he was living in London. Beckett comments on this period of his career, 'Herring's style by this time, showed a greater suavity of brushwork; the veins and tendons of his horses' limbs were suggested rather than anatomised. And he clearly had benefited from his contact with Landseer in the ability to render atmospheric perspective...there is a new breadth and spaciousness in his approach to landscape which produced some of his finest work.' (O. Beckett, J F Herring & Sons, London, 1981, p. 64).

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