The Quarry

The Quarry

1858
Artist
John Frederick Herring, Sr., British, 1795-1865
painting
Oil paint on canvas
Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust
2018.19

John F. Herring, Sr. 
English, 1795-1865 
The Quarry, 1858
Oil paint on canvas
Signed and dated, J.F. Herring Sen 1858
Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, 2018.19
 

Dimensions
image height: 17 3/4 in, 45.085 cm; image width: 23 5/8 in, 60.0075 cm; frame height: 27 3/8 in, 69.5325 cm; frame width: 33 1/8 in, 84.1375 cm; frame depth: 3 1/8 in, 7.9375 cm
Department
European and American Art Before 1900
Collection
European Painting and Sculpture before 1900

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. 

Known Provenance
N. Mitchell Fine Art, London; Fasig-Tipton, Saratoga Springs, New York, August 8, 1997; from which acquired by William M. B. and Bernadette Berger, Denver; Berger Collection Educational Trust; gifted to the Denver Art Museum, 2018.

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