Houses of Parliament, London

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1900/01

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

During his London campaigns, Claude Monet painted the Houses of Parliament in the late afternoon and at sunset from a terrace at Saint Thomas’s Hospital. This viewpoint was close to that of the English artist J. M. W. Turner in his visionary paintings of the fire that had destroyed much of the old Parliament complex in 1834. In his response to the poetry of dusk and mist, however, Monet was actually inspired by the work of a more recent painter of the Thames, the American James McNeill Whistler.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 243

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

Houses of Parliament, London

Origin

France

Date

1900–1903

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed at lower right: Claude Monet

Dimensions

81.2 × 92.8 cm (32 × 36 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1164

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