James Barenger was a highly regarded painter of animal and sporting scenes. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and had numerous aristocratic patrons including the Tattersall family.
Today, his works are held in various public collections including the Tate, the National Trust, and the Walker Art Gallery.
Born in Kentish Town, London, to James Barenger Snr, an artist, and Sarah Woollett, daughter of William Woollett, an engraver.
Debuted at the Royal Academy of Arts, London with two works: Sheep and A Famous Setter. He continued to exhibit until his death in 1831 covering the years: 1809, 1810, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1820, 1822, 1824, 1828, 1829, and 1831.
Worked for the Tattersall family.