John Frederick Herring Jr England
6- 21-1820 Doncaster, ENG - 3-9-1907 Wilbraham, ENGBack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
John Frederick Herring Jr. was born to the well-known 19th-century artist John Frederick Herring, Sr., who at the time, was considered one of England's great Sporting and Equestrian artists. The father's mastery of the brush, and popularity with the nobility, served his son, Herring, Jr., well. Early on, John, Jr. was exposed to fine painting and wealthy patrons.
John Frederick Herring Jr. developed a love for painting, a passion also shared by his brothers Charles and Benjamin. Three of the four brothers became artists, painting in the same style as their father, often collaborating on a single painting.
Herring Jr. undoubtedly benefited from his father's popularity with the British nobility and his sporting and animal paintings became increasingly popular. In the years after 1836, Herring, Sr., feeling threatened by the teenage John Herring, Jr.’s ability and growing popularity, began incorporating the tag "SR" at the end of his signature.
John Frederick Herring Jr. continued painting, in the tradition of his father, the sporting and animal pictures; however, as his artistic prowess improved, his style changed: he loosened his brushwork and widened his landscape views. The placement of farm animals along the banks of a stream or within a farmyard were characteristic of the work of John F. Herring Jr.
Movement: Victorian Classicism
Influences: John Frederick Herring Sr.