The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1806–8, © Tate, London
When we started this collection we were sure we wanted to include a Turner and this oil on canvas represents the moment Nelson was hit with the final shot. You can see him lying left of centre and if you draw your eye towards the top right you see the smoking gun of the French marksman, high in the rigging of his ship, the Redoutable.
‘The viewer is confronted by both the chaos of battle and the intimate tragedy of Nelson’s final moments. A contemporary reviewer termed this a ‘British epic picture...the first picture of the kind that has ever...been exhibited’.’
This painting is a fantastic addition as a pocket square. To be able to wear a piece of art from one of Britain’s best-loved artists is truly unique and we particularly like wearing it as puff or four point fold. To learn how to create these fold see our guide on how to fold a pocket square.
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The painting can be found in the Tate's collection in London. Tate Images is part of Tate Enterprises Limited, the trading arm, of Tate. All its profits is covenanted to Tate each year and plays a vital role in supporting all four of its galleries, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives.
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