John Thomas Serres
(1759 - 1823/25)
John Thomas Serres was active/lived in United Kingdom, France. John Serres is known for marine painting.
Biography John Thomas Serres
SERRES, JOHN THOMAS (1759-1825), marine-painter, elder son of Dominic Serres, was born in December 1759, and followed his father's profession. He was for some time drawing-master to a marine school at Chelsea. In 1780 he began to exhibit at the Royal Academy, sending two watercolor views and a painting of Sir George Rodney engaging the Spanish squadron. In 1790 he went to Italy, visiting Paris, Lyons, Marseilles, Genoa, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, where he passed five months, and then proceeded to Naples. After an absence of a little more than a year, he was recalled to England by a letter from Miss Olive Wilmot, the daughter of a house painter at Warwick, to whom he had engaged himself before he left England, and whom he married, against the
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