Attributed to Dominic Serres (1719-1793): HMS Artois Capturing Two Dutch Privateers
Oil on panel, unsigned.
13 1/2 x 20 in., 18 x 24 1/2 in. (frame).
Note: Once attributed to marine painter Richard Paton (1717-1791), it is now thought that this painting is by Dominic Serres , a better-known and more prolific painter of naval scenes. Serres was a founding member of the Royal Academy and one of the best marine painters of the 18th century. A sketch of this subject is illustrated in Dominic Serres R.A. 1719-1793 War Artist to the Navy, by Alan Russett, page 145, noting "no finished painting known."
Panel split horizontally in three places. Cradled. Surface soiling. A few small abrasions upper left.
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