John Frederick Herring Jr.(British, 1820-1907)
Served by his father’s mastery of the brush and reputation with the nobility, John Frederick Herring Jr. was exposed early on to fine painting and wealthy patrons. His father, threatened by Herring’s work, began including Sr. at the end of his signature. Herring developed a deep love for painting, painting in the same style as his father until he further developed his skill, beginning to experiment with looser brush strokes and a widened landscape view. The placement of farm animals along the river banks or dotted on the hills became a staple in Herring’s work.