Dominic Serres

1772-1793 France/England-Marine Artist

 

Brief Biography-Dominic Serres from Auch, Gascony in France travelled to Spain as a young man and went to sea becoming a Captain. When he sailed to Cuba he was captured by the British and eventually became a commander in the Royal Navy.
He settled in England where he trained as a painter in Northamptonshire and for a spell under Charles Brooking in London. He worked for a publisher detailing the Seven Years War and he painted scenes from the American War of Independence. During his career he wrote the acclaimed book Liber Nauticus on marine drawing. His works led to him being a founder member of the Royal Academy and he subsequently was made Marine Painter to King George III.

 

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a frigate

a frigate


attack on goree

attack on goree


battle of havana

battle of havana

captain george
montagu of the pearl

captain george montagu of the pearl engaging santa monica off the azores

captain william
locker

captain william locker

destruction of the
american fleet

destruction of the american fleet at penobscot bay

english frigate
passing

english frigate passing a dutch merchantman in congested waters

english ships coming
to anchor

english ships coming to anchor in a fresh breeze

English two-decker
lying hove to

english two-decker lying hove to

forcing a passage
of the hudson

forcing a passage of the hudson

foudroyant and
pégase entering

foudroyant and pégase entering portsmouth harbour

burning the french
frigate rose

hms monmouth burning the french frigate rose

plight of the
monmouth

plight of the monmouth at the close of the action with three french ships

rodney's fleet
taking in prizes

rodney's fleet taking in prizes after the moonlight battle

storming of morro
castle

storming of morro castle

the battle of
quiberon bay

the battle of quiberon bay

the capture
of havana

the capture of havana

the captured spanish
fleet at havana

the captured spanish fleet at havana

the english battery
before morro castle

the english battery before morro castle


the lying hove

the lying hove

the piazza
at havana

the piazza at havana

english frigate
running

english frigate running into portsmouth harbour with fort blockhouse off her port quarter