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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    
Children    
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    
Relatives    
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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