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    Sale 5887

    Maritime Art

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 767

    Dominic Serres, R.A. (1719-1793)

    A Royal Navy Squadron of the White running up the Channel past the Eddystone lighthouse

    Price Realised  

    Dominic Serres, R.A. (1719-1793)
    A Royal Navy Squadron of the White running up the Channel past the Eddystone lighthouse
    oil on board
    14 x 20¼ in. (35.5 x 51.4 cm.)


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    Marine Painter-in-Ordinary to George II, Dominic Serres' work was widely applauded: 'Serres is the best painter I know...', so says a letter from Captain Hyde Parker on board the Invincible in 1777. In the same year Serres was commissioned by Hyde Parker to paint episodes from the American War of Independence (1775-82). It was during this time that Serres also met George Romney (1734-1802), with whom he was later to collaborate on a number of portraits.

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