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