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The Fighting Temeraire, 1839 (oil on canvas)

The Fighting Temeraire, 1839 (oil on canvas)



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The Fighting Temeraire, 1839 (oil on canvas)

BAL444 The Fighting Temeraire, 1839 (oil on canvas) by Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851); 90.8x121.9 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; (add.info.: Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken up; The 98-gun ship Temeraire played a distinguished role in Nelsons 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; ); English, out of copyright

Media ID 12882636

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Atmospheric Dusk Evocative Iconic Naval Ship Nostalgia Nostalgic Red Sky Steamer Sunset Towing


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This print showcases Joseph Mallord William Turner's masterpiece, "The Fighting Temeraire, 1839". Painted with oil on canvas, this iconic artwork measures 90.8x121.9 cm and is housed in the prestigious National Gallery in London, UK. "The Fighting Temeraire" depicts the poignant scene of the renowned 98-gun ship being tugged to her last berth for dismantling. Having played a significant role in Admiral Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, she earned the revered title of "Fighting Temeraire". However, after years of service, she was decommissioned in 1838 and towed from Sheerness to Rotherhithe for demolition. Turner masterfully captures this historic moment against a backdrop of a stunning sunset. The steam-powered tugboat gracefully guides the majestic vessel through calm waters as dusk settles upon them. The red sky adds an atmospheric touch to this evocative seascape that exudes nostalgia. This print not only immortalizes Turner's artistic brilliance but also serves as a reminder of Britain's naval heritage and its glorious past. It symbolizes both strength and vulnerability while invoking feelings of admiration and reverence for those who have served their country. With its timeless appeal and profound historical significance, "The Fighting Temeraire" continues to captivate art enthusiasts worldwide. This image is courtesy of www. bridgemanimages. com;

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