John Frederick Herring Jnr – <em>“Feeding Time”</em>
John Frederick Herring Jnr – <em>“Feeding Time”</em>
John Frederick Herring Jnr – <em>“Feeding Time”</em>

John Frederick Herring Jnr – “Feeding Time”

c. 1885 England

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“Feeding Time” is a delightful observation farmyard animals’ at feeding time by John Frederick Herring Junior.
Born in Doncaster in 1815, Fred, as he was known within his family, was the eldest of J.F.Herring senior's three sons. Both in style and subject matter Fred was greatly influenced by his father. This is seen particularly in his agricultural and farmyard scenes and steeple chasing subjects. He claimed at the time that to be a good painter of horses, one had to be ‘brought up in the stable’.
The family moved from Doncaster in 1830 and although Fred certainly assisted his father when the Herring's were living at Six Mile Bottom near Newmarket, between 1830 and 1833, he did not accompany the rest of the family when they later moved to London. It has been suggested that Herring Senior and his son quarrelled over the similarity of their work, and Herring Junior did not begin to exhibit his paintings at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists and the British Institution until 1863, in order to avoid further conflict with his father. A highly popular artist during his lifetime and still extremely sought after today. Farmyard Companions is an excellent picture and a great example of Herring’s work.
Excellent. The painting has been lightly cleaned, old re-lining. Oil on canvas in original swept gilt wood & gesso frame.
From a private collection in the North West.
John Frederick Herring Jnr (1815-1907), British – “Feeding Time” – c1885, oil on canvas, signed lower left.
Height 12.00 inch (30.48 cm)
Width 18.00 inch (45.72 cm)
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Oil on canvas
J F Herring (lower left)
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