|Over the Brook, John Frederick Herring Jr.|
|Jockey, Nat Flatman, Preserve, 1835, John Frederick Herring Jr. |
an early work quite similar to that of his father.
|Horses in the Farmyard (detail),|
John Frederick Herring Jr.
A century or two ago, that was not the case. Formal education was expensive (as if it isn't today). Father's taught their sons, sometimes even their daughters, everything they knew so that the offspring might carry on the family name professionally. The Dutch were especially fond of this tradition. Very often the son (let's face it, this was mostly a male tradition) never rose to the same level as the father as such training frequently looses something as in being handed down; or the son's ambition never measures up to the father's expectations. In reality, apprentices seldom outshined their masters. We only remember those who did. One of those who did, was the 19th-century English painter, John Frederick Herring Jr.
|John Frederick Herring, Sr.|
|Pharaoh's Horses, 1848, |
Frederick Herring Sr.
|Farmyard Friends, John Frederick Herring, Jr.|
|Berkshire Saddleback Sow with Piglets,|
John Frederick Herring, Jr.
|Fox Hunting--the Meet, John Frederick Herring Jr.|