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J. M. W. Turner: Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway  wikidata:Q2339059 
Artist
J. M. W. Turner: Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway
Title
Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway; the painting depicts an early locomotive of the Great Western Railway crossing the River Thames on Brunel's recently completed Maidenhead Railway Bridge.The painting is also credited for allowing a glimpse of the Romantic strife within Turner and his contemporaries over the issue of the technological advancement during the Industrial Revolution (see below).
Object type painting
Date 1844
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 91 cm (35.8 in); Width: 121.8 cm (47.9 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,91U174728;P2049,121.8U174728
room 34
Accession number
NG538
Credit line Turner Bequest, 1856
References described at URL: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/joseph-mallord-william-turner-rain-steam-and-speed-the-great-western-railway (English)
Source/Photographer National Gallery, London

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