National horseracing museum collection

The Hunting Stud

The Hunting Stud

John Frederick Herring Senior(1795–1865)

The Hunting Stud


Oil on canvas

Loan from: Tate. Bequeathed by Mrs F Ambrose Clark through the British Sporting Art Trust, 1982.

Herring was a self-taught sporting artist who spent most of his career painting portraits of successful racehorses. He achieved widespread popularity through the sale of engravings published after them. This is one of four paintings to be engraved and published as part of a series entitled Stable Scenes in 1846. Attention to small details like the raised hoof, turned head or swaying tail demonstrate Herring’s ability as an equine artist.

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