‘Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps’ – JMW Turner exhibited 1812
I confess I’m not grabbed by every canvas that Joseph Mallord William Turner smeared weather over, but this one does something more for me than most.
You can feel how much Hannibal had against him; you can sense the immensity of the challenge in doing what was thought impossible – and the distant glimmering of the triumph awaiting. him.
Read about the history here.