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Last NameSerres    
Given NameDominic    
alt. NamesD. S. ; Serres the Elder ;    
Childrenmaritime painter & hydrographer ->John Thomas Serres (1759-1825)    
Year born1719 OR 1722 in Auch in Gascony, France    
Year died1793    
Place of death    
Father's occupation    
RelativesD. S. was the nephew of the archbishop of Reims ; http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~londonaye/serres_family.htm    
Educationtrained as a painter in Northamptonshire and later in London under ->Charles Brooking    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked formaritime maps for Capt. Cunningham at HMS Clyde around 1800 ; Liber nauticus and instructor in the art of marine drawing (1805/06) ;    
PatronageRoyal Academy (co-founder in 1768), Maritime Painter to King George III since 1780 ; British Institution (exhibitions)    
Collaboratorswith his son ;    
Techniquesoil painting, aquarel & hand-coloured drawings of coastal profiles, maritime oil painting, and cartographic map-making ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)www.racollection.org.uk/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART372 ; http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections.html#!csearch;searchTerm=serres ;     
Archival sourceshttp://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/serres_dominic.html    
Published sourcesAKL ; DNB 51 (1897) ; Alan Russett: D.S.-War Artist to the Navy (2001) ; John Blake: Vermessung der Meere. Hist. Seekarten (2007: 9) ;    

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