Distance: 3 miles
JMW Turner (1775-1851), The Fighting Temeraire, 1838, 36" x 48", oil on canvas
Ciwt was interested to learn JMW Turner's The Fighting Temeraire is one of the most visited paintings in the National Gallery, London and has been voted the greatest painting in a British art gallery (which includes other British artists as well as famous artists - such as Monet -from all over the world. There is a beautiful scene in the movie, Mr. Turner, about the artist viewing the decommissioned Temeraire being towed by a 'modern' steam powered tug to be broken up.
The National Gallery has this to say about its revered work (click on the blue areas above and below for more):