The Fighting Temeraire (Detail)

Joseph Mallord William Turner


1839, oil on canvas.


The 98-gun ship 'Temeraire' played a distinguished role in Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, after which she was known as the 'Fighting Temeraire'. The ship remained in service until 1838 when she was decommissioned and towed from Sheerness to Rotherhithe to be broken up.  This shows a detail from that painting, which was thought to represent the decline of Britain's naval power. 


The National Gallery, founded in 1824, is situated in Trafalgar Square London. The entire collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from mid-13th century to 1900 belongs to the nation.


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  • Size: 165 x 145mm
  • Envelope: Slate Grey
  • Availability: 8 in stock
  • SKU: PFNG407

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