3 December 2008
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF SIR JOHN R.H. AND LADY THOURON, REMOVED FROM HISTORIC DOE RUN FARM, A DU PONT LEGACY
John Frederick Herring, Sen. (British, 1795-1865)
A mare with her foal in a stable
signed and dated 'J F Herring Sen/1856' (lower right)
oil on panel
9¾ x 12 in. (24.8 x 30.5 cm.)
with Ackermann & Son, Ltd., London.
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In the early 1850s, Herring was much preoccupied with animals and their offspring and the resulting paintings were extremely popular. A series of nine aquatints titled 'The Mothers' was issued by Fores of 41 Piccadilly in 1854 to 1855.
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