The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons

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Title

The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons

Subject

Romanticism, art, landscape art, Palace of Westiminister

Description

Joseph M.W. Turner was present in London for the burning of Parliament and certainly sought to make use of it. As the fire raged, Turner studied the blaze from two different vantage points (including from a boat) sketches the scene from multiple angles. The perspective chosen for this painting positions the bridge and the blaze such the blaze is enflamed -- that's a pun -- which emphasized its destructive power.

Creator

Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775-1851)

Publisher

Philadephia Museum of Art

Date

1835

Contributor

Ben Richardson

Rights

Open Access

Relation

The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16 October 1834: 
https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/id/987

Format

Oil on canvas
H: 36.25 in (92.1 cm). W: 48.5 in (123.2 cm)

Type

Painting

Files

Fire in England (Phily).jpg

Citation

Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775-1851), “The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 9, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/988.

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