Eminent Marine Artists Part XI Dominic Serres RA
In the eleventh of a series of articles about eminent marine artists Harry Parker, the author of ‘Naval Battles’, considers the life of Dominic Serres R.A.. Having first come to England as a prisoner of war captured on a homeward bound Spanish ship by a British frigate, Serres set up on his release as an artist. He was assisted by Charles Brooking, a marine painter of considerable merit who had worked his way up from a ship’s painter in Deptford Dockyard. When Brooking died of consumption Serres took over his business on London Bridge before moving to Piccadilly and then to Golden Square. In 1790 Serres was appointed Marine Painter to George III and in 1792 Librarian to the Royal Academy.