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Oil painting - Seed Time
  • Seed Time
    Herring, John Frederick Sr., born 1795 - died 1865
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Seed Time

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Date:

    1854-1856 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Herring, John Frederick Sr., born 1795 - died 1865 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Miss Mercy Mayhew in memory of her late brother Colonel Alfred H. Mayhew of the Bombay Staff Corps

  • Museum number:

    P.19-1915

  • Gallery location:

    Paintings, Room 87, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries, case EAST WALL

Seed Time gives a detailed representation of mid 19th-century agricultural methods, including ploughing and sowing. Warm sunshine bathes the picturesque scene, highlighting the Kent scenery. The painting was conceived as a pair to a scene depicting the harvest.

Date

1854-1856 (painted)

Artist/maker

Herring, John Frederick Sr., born 1795 - died 1865 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

'J F Herring. Senr./1854-6'
Signed and dated by the artist, lower right

Dimensions

Height: 106.7 cm estimate, Width: 183.1 cm estimate, Height: 145.5 cm Frame dimensions, Width: 225 cm Frame dimensions, Depth: 11 cm Frame

Object history note

Presented by Miss Mercy Mayhew in memory of her late brother Colonel Alfred H. Mayhew of the Bombay Staff Corps, 1915

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Seed Time', John Frederick Herring Sr., 1854-1856

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 126
100 Great Paintings in The Victoria & Albert Museum. London: V&A, 1985, p.152

Labels and date

Seed Time gives a detailed representation of mid 19th-century agricultural methods, including ploughing and sowing. Warm sunshine bathes the picturesque scene, highlighting the Kent scenery. The painting was conceived as a pair to a scene depicting the harvest. [2015]

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Sowing; Farming

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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