John Frederick Herring, Jr.
"An Early Shire"
oil on canvas
signed lower left.
Framed and with artist plaque.
18" x 24", framed 23-1/2" x 28-1/2"
Provenance: Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.
Note: New Orleans Auction Galleries would like to thank agricultural historian Alan Cheese, M.Sc., A.N.C.A. for his information regarding this painting: “This horse is an early Shire . . . . Until the early 20th century the Shire did not have the copious leg hair that became fashionable later, following of widespread use of a stallion called, "Lockinge Forest King". 19th century Shires were much cleaner legged and the younger Herring was active when this type of Shire was fashionable, the breed society being founded in 1878.”