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  • ISBN: 9780300062243
  • ISBN10: 0300062249

Turner, the Fighting Temeraire

by Egerton, Judy

  • List Price: $30.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish date: 02/01/2003
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The Temeraire, a 98-gun ship of the line, had fought gallantly beside Nelson's Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. After Trafalgar there were no more major naval battles - the Napoleonic wars ended in 1815 - and like many other warships, the Temeraire was relegated to harbour duties. By 1838, 40 years old, she was decaying; she was stripped of reusable materials and sold for the value of her timbers to a Rotherhithe ship-breaker. J. M. W. Turner's 'The Fighting Temeraire, tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838', one of the best-loved pictures in the National Gallery, depicts the passing of the Temeraire to her doom. From her inglorious final journey - a huge but powerless vessel without masts, rigging, sails or flags, towed by two steam tugs - Turner made a magnificent and deeply symbolic painting.
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Hardbound with dust jacket. Jacket protected by clear cover (not ex-library). Pages unmarked, modest wear.