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Last NameSerres    
Given NameJohn Thomas    
alt. NamesJ T. S. ;     
MarriageOlivia Serres (1772-1834) in 1791, known as Olive,British painter, writer and impostor, who falsely claimed the title of Princess Olive of Cumberla    
Year born1759 in London    
Year died1825    
Place of death    
Father's occupationpainter and co-founder of the Royal Academy ->Dominic Serres (1719 / 1722-1793): http://viaf.org/viaf/18126281    
Educationinstructed in painting by his father    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked formaritime maps for Capt. Cunningham at HMS Clyde around 1800 ; Liber nauticus & instructor in the art of marine drawing (1805/06) ;    
PatronageRoyal Academy ; Maritime Painter to King George III ; British Institution (exhibitions) ; Master of Drawing at Chelsea Royal Naval Coll. ;    
Collaboratorswith his father ;    
Techniquesmaritime oil painting, aquarel, and drawing ; cartographical map-making ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)www.grosvenorprints.com/jpegs/13477.jpg ; www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/serres-the-courtyard-of-an-inn-at-tivoli-t10319 ; www.wikigallery.org/    
Archival sourceshttp://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Serres,_John_Thomas_%28DNB00%29 & links in www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/serres_john_thomas.html    
Published sourcesDNB 51 1897 ; John Blake: Vermessung der Meere. Hist. Seekarten (2007: 9) ;    
otherIn 1790 he went to Italy, visiting Paris, Lyons, Marseilles, Genoa, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, where he passed five months, and then proceeded to Naples. before being recalled to England.    

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