Antique Oil Painting of a Carriage Driver I believe to be by John Frederick Herring England 1795 - 1865. About 8" x 6" on artist board and in a nice period frame. I took it out of the frame to get better pictures of it.
On back it is signed J. Herring RA which I believe stands for Royal Artist. I do not see any signature on the front. Some fade lines where it was framed but overall in good condition.. Now he also had a Son Named John Herring JR who was also quite a prolific Painter but still believe it to be the elder Herring and he was a Carriage Driver also.
I know both artist have strong value but unsure what this is really worth but will start at a reasonable price and go from there. Below is a short bio of the elder one/.. In 1795, was the son of a London merchant of. Parentage, who had been born overseas in.The first eighteen years of Herring's life were spent in London, where his greatest interests were drawing and horses. In the year 1814, at the age of 18, he moved to. In the north of England, arriving in time to witness the Duke of Hamilton's "William" win the. By 1815, Herring had married Ann Harris; his sons. Charles Herring, and Benjamin Herring were all to become artists, while his two daughters, Ann and Emma, both married painters. When she was barely of age in 1845 Ann married. In Doncaster, England, Herring was employed as a painter of inn signs and coach insignia on the sides of coaches, and his later contact with a firm owned by a Mr. Wood led to Herring's subsequent employment as a night coach driver. Herring spent his spare time painting portraits of horses for inn parlors, and he became known as the "artist coachman" (at the time).
Herring's talent was recognized by wealthy customers, and he began painting hunters and r. I started this Site because I love art and have been collecting it for years. I try to be as clear as I can on describing it and my pictures are part of the description. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "just-art" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.