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John Thomas Serres succeeded his father as marine painter to George III and indeed owed much of his success to his father's position and prestige. In 1800 he was appointed marine draughtsman to the Admiralty with responsibilities for drawings of coastlines to enable mariners to identify landfalls. His considerable success as a painter was somewhat overshadowed by his disastrous marriage to an immoral and extravagant women with delusions of grandeur.
Sir Max Aitken Museum
oil on canvas
H 88.9 x W 116.8 cm
J. T. Serres 1823