John Frederick Herring Sr – Negotiator, A Bay Horse in a Landscape – 11oz Coffee Mug


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One of a range of fine art mugs depicting famous equestrian paintings. This mug depicts one of the most famous horse paintings – “Negotiator, A Bay Horse in a Landscape” (painted 1826) by the British equestrian artist John Frederick Herring Sr.

Perfect for coffee, tea and hot chocolate, this classic shape white, durable ceramic mug in the most popular size. High quality sublimation printing makes it an appreciated gift to every true hot beverage lover.

John Frederick Herring Sr (1795–1865) was a painter, sign maker and coachman in Victorian England. Born in London, he was the son of a London merchant of Dutch parentage who had been born in America. The first eighteen years of Herring’s life were spent in London, where his greatest interests were drawing and horses. In the year 1814 he moved to Doncaster in the north of England, arriving in time to witness the Duke of Hamilton’s “William” win the St. Leger Stakes horserace.In 1845 Herring was appointed Animal Painter to HRH the Duchess of Kent, followed by a subsequent commission from Queen Victoria, who remained a patron for the rest of his life.

A highly successful and prolific artist, John Frederick Herring Sr ranks along with Sir Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs as one of the more eminent animal painters of mid 19th century Europe. The paintings of Herring were very popular, and many were engraved, including his 33 winners of the St. Leger and his 21 winners of the Derby.

Herring exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Society of British Artists.

Negotiator, a bay colt, was bred by Sir Tatton Sykes, a renowned breeder, rider and Master of Foxhounds, and foaled in 1819. Negotiator won his first race at York in 1822, and was sold the following year to Sir David Moncreiffe, although by 1823 he is listed as having run for Archibald, Earl of Cassillis, and later Marquess of Ailsa. Negotiator’s last recorded win was the King’s Plate at York in 1825.

This painting is now a part of the Berger Collection of the Denver Art Museum, USA.

In white ceramic with printing on both sides, this is an 11oz mug, that holds around 0.33 litres of coffee, chocolate and tea. Durable and with a print made to last, this mug is a perfect gift for who you love, and for you.

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Weight1 kg