- John Frederick Herring, Sr., British, 1795-1865
John F. Herring, Sr., The Quarry, 1858. Oil paint on canvas; 17 3/4 × 23 5/8 in. (45.1 × 60 cm). Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, 2018.19
Trained as a coach painter, London-born John Frederick Herring was a prolific and highly sought-after sporting artist, enjoying a successful career as one of the preeminent animal painters of the mid-nineteenth century. In this scene, he demonstrates his talent not only for representing his animal subjects but also for closely observing details of the rocky landscape.
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