The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838

Oil on canvas | 90.7 x 121.6cm | 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner

Turner's painting shows the final journey of the Temeraire, as the ship is towed from Sheerness in Kent along the river Thames to Rotherhithe in south-east London, where it was to be scrapped. The veteran warship had played a distinguished role in th...
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