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Dominic Serres

Dominic Serres, by Philip Jean, 1788 -NPG 1909 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Dominic Serres

by Philip Jean
4 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. (108 mm x 83 mm)
NPG 1909

Inscriptionback to top

By the lower right edge, a signature, P. may be discerned.
Inscribed in ink on paper lining verso:
Portrait of Dominick/Serres RA by P. Jean and P Jean pinxt/1788.

This portraitback to top

In 1787 Jean had painted a closely comparable miniature, the same size, of Serres’ neighbour Paul Sandby.

Referenceback to top

Russett 2001
A. Russett, Dominic Serres, 2001, p 189.

Walker 1998
R. J. B. Walker, National Portrait Gallery, Regency Portraits, 1985, no.52.

Physical descriptionback to top

Brown eyes, grey powdered hair, wearing a deep red coat and light blue waistcoat, brush in right hand, palette in left; seated in a blue chair at his easel.

Provenanceback to top

R. Cole, 1865; Miss Serres Brock, from whom purchased 1921.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA 1788 (315); SKM 1865 (1869) lent R. Cole; First Hundred Years, RA, 1951-52 (596).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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