- The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire, 1817
- Joseph Mallord William Turner
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- Oil paint on canvas 170.2 x 238.8 cm
This is work is part of a pair depicting the rise and fall of the Carthage empire. The decline is symbolised by the setting sun. The style of this painting is inspired by the work of the painter Claude Lorrain, a Master painter whom Turner much admired. The other half of this work hangs next a work of Lorrain’s at the National Gallery, at Turner’s request.
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