The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838 Poster
This poster print features Joseph Mallord William Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838.
The painting was thought to represent the decline of Britain's naval power. The 'Temeraire' is shown travelling east, away from the sunset, even though Rotherhithe is west of Sheerness, but Turner's main concern was to evoke a sense of loss, rather than to give an exact recording of the event. The spectacularly colourful setting of the sun draws a parallel with the passing of the old warship. By contrast the new steam-powered tug is smaller and more prosaic.
About this painting
The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838, 1839
Oil on canvas, 90.7 x 121.6 cm
© The National Gallery London, Turner Bequest, 1856
This poster has a classic white border, the artist's name and the National Gallery logo at the bottom.
|Artist||Joseph Mallord William Turner|
|Dimensions||80 x 60 cm|
|Painting||The Fighting Temeraire|
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