Title: The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last Berth to be broken up. Artist: Joseph Mallord William Turner April 23, 1775 – December 19, 1851. Date: 1839. Medium: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 90.7 × 121.6 cm (35.7 × 47.9 in) Current location: National Gallery, Room 34. Accession number: NG524. Credit line: Turner Bequest, 1856
The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up is an oil painting executed in 1839 by the English artist J. M. W. Turner. It depicts one of the last second-rate ships of the line which played a distinguished role in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, the 98-gun ship HMS Temeraire, being towed towards its final berth in Rotherhithe south east London in 1838 to be broken up for scrap. The painting hangs in the National Gallery, London, having been bequeathed to the nation by the artist in 1851.
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