Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Herring, James

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HERRING, James, artist, b. in London, England, 12 Jan., 1794; d. in Paris, France, in October, 1867. His father emigrated to the United States in 1804, and became a brewer and distiller in the Bowery, New York. The son began by coloring prints and maps, and removed to Philadelphia, where he entered into the business of coloring maps, but returned to New York, and settled in Chatham square as a portrait-painter. He illustrated, with Longacre, American biography in the “National Portrait-Gallery” (3 vols., Philadelphia, 1834-'9). — His son, Frederick William, artist, b. in New York city, 24 Nov., 1821, studied art with his father and Henry Inman, and devotes his attention to portrait-painting.