The Baron's Charger


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‘The Baron’s Charger’ by John Frederick Herring Jr. (1815-1907).

The painting – which depicts a 17th century Caroline nobleman with his battle horses and attendant hounds – is signed by the artist and indistinctly dated. It is presented in a fine early-19th century carved and gilded swept frame.

John Frederick Herring Jr. was taught by his father, the eminent early 19th century artist J.F. Herring Sr. (1795-1865) who was official Animal Painter to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent. Like Herring Sr., he became a highly successful painter of sporting and animal subjects which were particularly popular with the English aristocracy. The current work is a homage to his father’s famous subject picture of 1850, and possibly commissioned by a patron who had been unable to secure Herring Senior’s original.

Between 1860 and 1875 J.F. Herring Jr. exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists.

Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Dimensions: (framed) 87cm x 101cm (34½” x 39¾”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 63.5cm x 77cm (25” x 30¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine quality early 19th century gilt swept frame.

Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.



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