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.
- Claude Monet
- Houses of Parliament, London
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed at lower right: Claude Monet
- 81.2 × 92.8 cm (32 × 36 9/16 in.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection