Ian Warrell is an independent curator specialising in British art of the 19th century. He is the author of ‘Venice with Turner’, available later this spring (Tate Publishing).

The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838 (1839), J.M.W. Turner.

Rigged results – the artistic licence of Turner’s Fighting Temeraire

In depicting the final journey of a fêted battleship, Turner tweaked the facts to inflate the pathos of the scene

12 Mar 2020