JOHN THOMAS SERRES (ENGLISH, 1759-1825) - The Entrance to Plymouth Sound

Sold for £30,000

Condition report

Middle right restoration to 9½in. crack and spotted minor retouching throughout, repaired split to lower edge, 1in above frame. Yellowing varnish, would respond well to a clean.

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The Entrance to Plymouth Sound: a Vice Admiral of the Red drying his sails with his squadron laid up in ordinary, flanked by Mount Edgcumbe House and Saltram House with Devil's Point Fort

Oil on cradle panel, in carved gilt frame

Signed 'J.T.Serres' on stern of boat (lower mid-left) and dated '1808' on rock (lower centre)

29½ x 49in. (75 x 124.5cm.)

Provenance: With Leggatt Brothers, London, 1963

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), Tue, 30th Apr 2019

Pictures and Naval - 1-61

Sailor Art - 65-97

Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125

Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167

Instruments 170-249

Ship Models - 250-287



Saturday, 27th April 
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Sunday, 28th April
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Monday, 29th April
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Tuesday, 30th April
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