Dominic Serres, R.A. (Auch 1722 - 1793 London)
- Dominic Serres, R.A.
- His Majesty’s Ships Phoenix, Roebuck and Tartar, accompanied by three smaller vessels, forcing their way through the cheval-de-frise on the Hudson River between Forts Washington and Lee, New York, 9 October 1776
- signed D. Serres and dated 1779 (lower left); also inscribed His Majesty's Ships/. 40 guns/ the 'Roebuck' 40 guns/the Tartar 28... guns/passing Fort Washington/going up the Hudson River/to prevent the Americans/throwing supplies into/the fort. Oct 1776/Robert Barlow/...one of officers/of Tartar/...R Barlow on the stretcher
- oil on canvas
- 25 by 47 7/8 in.
Thence by descent;
Sotheby's, London, British Paintings 1500-1850 April 15, 1995, sale 5226, lot 8.
Another version of this picture, painted for Captain Parker, is at Melford Hall, Suffolk, and a copy by Thomas Mitchell, dated 1780, is in the collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. (See A. Russett, Dominic Serres. War Artist to the Navy, Woodbridge 2001, pp. 103-112.)