British Men-o-War Coastal Scene


Both son and pupil of the prolific maritime painter Dominic Serres (1722–1793), John T. Serres benefited from his father’s artistic connections and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1780 and 1825. His reputation for draughtsmanship was rewarded with the appointment of Master of Drawing at the Royal Naval College in Chelsea. Further recognition followed as he replaced his father as Marine Painter to the King, while in 1800 he became Marine Draughtsman to the Admiralty. John Thomas Serres was soon travelling by sea throughout the expanding empire, particularly in the Mediterranean, recording coastlines and documenting enemy positions.

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 10.0 x 14.0 inches/ 25.5 x 35.5 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower right
MEDIUM: Watercolour

Catalogue No: 5333 Categories: ,


John Thomas Serres was an English maritime painter born in London in 1759. His father was Dominic Serres, a prominent painter and founder of the Royal Academy. John Serres grew up painting alongside and being instructed by his father.

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