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John Frederick Herring (Senior) was a stage-coachman turned animal painter. He drove the High Flyer stagecoach between London and York for four years before devoting himself to painting pictures. For many years he worked in the Doncaster area and painted 33 consecutive winners of the St Leger. He also painted pictures for George IV and Queen Victoria. Mundig’s portrait was painted by Herring after his triumph in the 1835 Epsom Derby.

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery



oil on canvas


H 28 x W 49 cm

Accession number

DONMG : 445.62

Acquisition method

purchased, 1962

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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Chequer Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 2AE England

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