Skyfall’s “The Fighting Temeraire” Painting

The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838, an oil painting by the English artist Joseph Mallord William Turner

James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Q (Ben Whishaw) meet at the National Gallery in London in front of painting The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838, an oil painting by the English artist Joseph Mallord William Turner in Skyfall (2012)
James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Q (Ben Whishaw) meet at the National Gallery in London in front of painting The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838, an oil painting by the English artist Joseph Mallord William Turner in Skyfall (2012)

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Dr. No’s de Goya

As Bond and Honey Ryder make their way to dinner in Dr. No’s lair in the first James Bond movie Dr. No (1961), you’ll notice 007 do a double-take on a particular piece of artwork before walking up some stairs:

Portrait of the Duke of Wellington - Francisco de Goya in Dr. No (1962)

The painting (Portrait of the Duke of Wellington by Francisco de Goya) was notable at the time of the movie as a pop culture reference, since in real life it was stolen. Bond’s look at the painting shows his surprise that Dr. No is the perpetrator.