Take One Picture: an exhibition of work by primary schools

Inspired by Turner's 'The Fighting Temeraire'

This event was held from 27 April 2009 to 12 July 2009

Date and time

27 April–12 July 2009

Room C

Admission free


Admission free

The National Gallery’s Take One Picture scheme invites primary schools throughout the UK to use a painting from the Gallery’s collection as a stimulus for learning across the curriculum. Hundreds of schools respond to the challenge, many of which submit work to the annual exhibition.

The 2009 display at the National Gallery demonstrated the innovative ways in which schools responded to the year’s focus painting, J. M. W. Turner’s 'The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her Last Berth to be broken up, 1838'.

The painting depicts the final journey of HMS Temeraire, which fought valiantly in Lord Nelson’s fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Joseph Mallord William Turner
Joseph Mallord William Turner: 'The Fighting Temeraire'

Generously supported by The Dorset Foundation and Mr and Mrs Christoph Henkel