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Dominic Serres

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Dominic Serres, by Paul Sandby, 1792 -NPG 650a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Dominic Serres

by Paul Sandby
1792
6 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in. (165 mm x 121 mm)
NPG 650a

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in pencil, bottom right: D Serres R A; the old mounting board was inscribed: Portrait of Dominic Serres R.A./a year before his death./ob. 1793.

This portraitback to top

Described by the donor as ‘amusing rather than interesting’, [1] this appears to be one of the drawings made by Serres’ friend and neighbour (from 1780) in St George’s Row, Paul Sandby. Another more finished drawing, showing Serres asleep in a chair, was last sold Sotheby’s, 10 July 1997, lot 17, [2] and a reversed and cruder copy was sold Christie’s, 26 May 1959, lot 96.

Footnotesback to top

1) Letter of 3 October 1884; NPG archive.
2) Illus. A. Russett, Dominic Serres, 2001, p.183, and see p 189.

Provenanceback to top

Presented by William Hudson 1881.


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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