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File:Turner-The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons.jpg


Title The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October, 1834
Turner witnessed the fire that burnt down most of the Palace of Westminster on 16 October 1834. He made a watercolour sketch at the time, which he then used as the basis of several larger paintings. As well as this one, he also painted a more distant view with the same title (now at the Cleveland Museum of Art) and The Burning of the Houses of Parliament (Tate Gallery).
Date 1834-1835
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 36.25 in (92.1 cm). Width: 48.5 in (123.2 cm).
room 292, 2nd floor
Accession number Inventory number M1928-1-41 ( see on gallery's website)
Credit line The John Howard McFadden Collection, 1928

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