Joseph Mallord William Turner

War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet

1842
Choose print type
Choose print size
Choose frame type
Choose print type
Choose print size
100 x 75 cm Image size:
55 x 55 cm
40 x 30 cm Image size:
22 x 22 cm
80 x 60 cm Image size:
44 x 44 cm
60 x 45 cm Image size:
33 x 33 cm
Choose frame type
Unframed
Unframed
Black
Black
White
White
Gilt
Gilt
Wood (oak)
Wood (oak)
Please choose your print options above
From:
£25
Join as a Member and save 10%

Promotions

From: £25
Join as a Member and save 10%

Promotions

Please choose your print options above
missing Image

Additional Information

About the artwork
About the artist
About the artwork
This work with dramatic red palette recalling blood and battle depicts Napoleon in exile on the island of St Helena. It was very topical for its time - it was painted the year Napoleon’s ashes were returned to France. In verses attached the painting, Turner refers to the sunset as a ‘sea of blood’. This painting confer no particular judgement on Napoleon but rather highlights the futility and bloodiness of war.
  • Artist Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • Artwork War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet
  • Image size 79.4 x 79.4 cm
  • Date of work 1842
About the artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London; he remained a Londoner and kept a Cockney accent all his life despite dominating British landscape painting throughout the first half of the 19th century. He established a reputation in the Royal Academy, first as a topographical watercolourist and then within a few years as a painter of sublime and historical landscapes. From the mid-1790s he settled on the routine he maintained for much of his life: touring in summer and working in the studio in the winter months. He opened his own gallery and had many patrons and admirers as well as detractors. After his death a large body of his works in oil and watercolour was given to the British nation, with many on show at Tate Britain.
Delivery & returns

Delivery & returns

DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 10 working days. For countries outside of Europe, delivery may take up to 20 days.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.00–17.30).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.

Delivery & returns

DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 10 working days. For countries outside of Europe, delivery may take up to 20 days.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.00–17.30).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.