The Fighting Téméraire, 1839 — Joseph Mallord William Turner, National Gallery London

The Fighting Téméraire

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 183990.7 x 121.6 cm

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The English gunship "Temeraire" played a significant role in the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. Here J.M.W. Turner shows the decommissioned Temeraire, in 1838, being towed for dismantling. The sun sets on the era of British naval power.


National Gallery London

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