Trivium Art HistoryJoseph Mallord William Turner

The Fighting Téméraire

The Fighting Téméraire, 1839 — Joseph Mallord William Turner
90.7 cm121.6 cm

The Fighting Téméraire is a Romantic, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Joseph Mallord William Turner in 1839. It lives at the National Gallery, London in London. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Sunset, Light, War, Ocean, and Boats. Source

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.

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