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        The Fighting Temeraire, 1839

        Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851). English. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1839. Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken up; 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; Provenance: National Gallery, London, UK.

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