Houses of Parliament (Monet series)
Claude Monet painted a series of oil paintings of the Palace of Westminster, home of the British Parliament, in the fall of 1899 and the early months of 1900 and 1901 during stays in London. All of the series' paintings share the same viewpoint from Monet's window or a terrace at St Thomas' Hospital overlooking the Thames and the approximate canvas size of 81 cm x 92 cm (32 in x 36 3/8 in). They are however painted during different times of the day and weather circumstances.
By the time of the Houses of Parliament series, Monet had abandoned his earlier practice of completing a painting on the spot in front of the motif. He carried on refining the images back in France, and sent to London for photographs to help in this. This caused some adverse reaction, but Monet's reply was that his means of creating a work was his own business, and it was up to the viewer to judge the final result.
- Houses of Parliament, London, 1900-1901 The Art Institute of Chicago
- Parlement, coucher du soleil (sunset), 1902, private collection
- Le Parlement, Effet de Brouillard, 1903, Museum of Fine-Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
- Houses of Parliament in the Fog, 1903, High Museum of Art
- The Houses of Parliament, Seagulls, 1903, Princeton University Art Museum
- Houses of Parliament Sunlight Effect (Le Parlement effet de soleil), 1903, Brooklyn Museum
- The Houses of Parliament (Effect of Fog), 1903-1904, Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Houses of Parliament, London, ca. 1904, Kunsthaus Zürich
- Parlament in London - Stormy day, ca. 1904
- Seagulls, the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament, 1904, Pushkin Museum
- Houses of Parliament, London, Musée Marmottan Monet, 1905
- Photograph of the Houses of Parliament from London Eye
- "Claude Monet: The Houses of Parliament (Effect of Fog) (56.135.6) In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/56.135.6. (December 2010)". External link in
- "Monet, Claude: Houses of Parliament, London".
- "'Hospital view. Experts decipher where Monet was standing', James Randerson, Wednesday 9 August 2006, Guardian Unlimited".
- "'Monet's view of London parliament for auction', Michael Parsons, 2 May 2015, The Irish Times".
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