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Horse paintings on offer at Christie’s auction

Two works by John Frederick Herring Sr, Oxygen, top, and Lochinvar are being offered as one lot.

Two works by John Frederick Herring Sr, Oxygen, top, and Lochinvar are being offered as one lot.

Horse paintings by John Frederick Herring, Harry Hall and John Charlton are being offered at an upcoming auction of sporting and wildlife art.

The sale at Christie’s in London is set for June 5, with 110 lots on offer.

Two paintings of racehorses by John Frederick Herring Sr are being offered as one lot. They show The Duke of Grafton’s horse, Oxygen, winner of The Oaks, and Colonel J. Peel’s Lochinvar. The pair have a pre-auction estimate of £30,000 to £50,000. The paintings date from the early 1800s.

Another offering by the same artist features Mr R. Risdale’s Bloomsbury and has a pre-auction estimate of £18,000 to £25,000.

His third work on offer is entitled Jack Spigot with William Scott Up, and is estimated to fetch £6,000 to £10,000.

A painting by John Charlton, entitled The Pride of the Hunt, has a pre-auction estimate of £20,000 to £40,000.

A work attributed to Richard Roper has a pre-auction estimate of £30,000 to £50,000. It depicts a huntsman with his chestnut hunter, held by a groom, with two hounds and an extensive landscape beyond.

Harry Hall’s painting, entitled The Mare Perhaps, is estimated to fetch £20,000 to £30,000. The painting depicts Perhaps, with her foal, at Newmarket.

 

 

 

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