'The Fighting Temeraire', 1839. Artist: JMW Turner
'The Fighting Temeraire', 1839. The 98-gun ship 'Temeraire' became known as the 'Fighting Temeraire' after its role in Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The ship remained in service until 1838 when she was decommissioned. The painting was thought to represent the decline of Britain's naval power. The 'Temeraire' is shown travelling east, away from the sunset, to evoke a sense of loss. Original work found in The National Gallery Collection. From World Famous Paintings edited by J Grieg Pirie [W.& G. Foyle Ltd., London, 1938.]
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James Clark, Kilmarnock, Scotland. Around 1920
Portrait photograph of Dr James Clark (1861-1935), Principal of Central Technical Schools for Cornwall from 1899 to 1908. The photograph was taken while he was Rector at Kilmarnock Academy, Ayrshire, Scotland, between 1908 and 1926. Clark was a renowned natural historian and during his short time in Cornwall he wrote numerous papers for the Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall; The Birds of Cornwall, published by the Royal Institution of Cornwall in 1902; and compiled the majority of the zoological sections of the Victoria County History of Cornwall, Volume I, published in 1906. Photographer: Unknown.
© From the collection of the RIC
An official of the British East India Company riding on an elephant with an escort of foot soldiers
An official of the British East India Company riding on an elephant with an escort of foot soldiers and mounted Indian retainers. Country of Origin: India. Culture: Indian. Date/Period: End of 18th century. Material Size: Painting on paper. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Location: 14.
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