John Frederick Herring Jnr – <em>“The Approaching Storm”</em>
John Frederick Herring Jnr – <em>“The Approaching Storm”</em>
John Frederick Herring Jnr – <em>“The Approaching Storm”</em>


John Frederick Herring Jnr – “The Approaching Storm”

c. 1870 England

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“The Approaching Storm” is a highly atmospheric observation of country folk and their animals heading home after a hard days work, with the wind gusting as a storm blows nearer – painted by renowned Yorkshire born artist 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. Hauling Timber is an excellent picture with a departure from Herrings normal farmyard scene, yet retaining his classic animals and fine brush work.
Excellent. The painting has been lightly cleaned. Old re-lining.
Private collection Yorkshire.
John Frederick Herring Jnr (1815-1907), British – “The Approaching Storm” – c1870, oil on canvas, signed lower left. Oil on canvas in a new English made swept gilt wood & gesso frame.
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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