The Berger Collection

John Frederick Herring, Sr. (1795-1865)
A Soldier with an Officer's Charger, 1839
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated at bottom center, J. F. Herring 1839
28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm)

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This painting was produced near the height of John Frederick Herring’s career. It may have been commissioned by the industrialist William Taylor Copeland (1797-1868), head of the Copeland Spode porcelain works and Herring’s patron during the 1830s. The identity of the horse has been lost.


Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1929; private collection, U.S.; Sotheby's, New York, March 5, 1997, lot 247

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