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John Frederick Herring : “Exercising the Royal Horses” (between 1847 and 1855)

Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper

The Ibis’s giclée process uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper to achieve crisp detail and rich, lasting color. Unlike posters, they will not yellow with time, but will maintain their original quality for as long as you own them. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund.

The works of John Frederick Herring, Sr. epitomize the British country rustic aesthetic of the mid-19th century. A painter of horses, barnyard animals, fox hunts and rural life, he began his career in Doncaster, England, painting inn signs and coach insignias. On receiving employment as a night coach driver, he devoted his spare time to painting portraits of horses for inn parlors, earning a reputation as the “artist coachman.”

His work, thus displayed, attracted the attention of local gentry, who commissioned him to paint hunters and racehorses. By 1840 he was visiting Paris on an invitation from the Duc d’Orleans, and in 1845 was appointed Animal Painter to HRH the Duchess of Kent. His first commission from Queen Victoria was soon to follow.

By the end of his career the artist coachman had secured a legacy alongside Edwin Landseer as one of the greatest animal painters of his time.

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