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J. M. W. Turner: The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons  wikidata:Q3204090 
Artist
J. M. W. Turner: The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons
Title
The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October, 1834
Object type painting
Description
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 between 1834 and 1835
Medium oil on canvas
QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 36.2 in (92 cm); Width: 48.5 in (123.1 cm)
dimensions QS:P2048,36.25U218593;P2049,48.5U218593
room 292, 2nd floor
Accession number
M1928-1-41
Credit line The John Howard McFadden Collection,
Source/Photographer Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Joseph Mallord William Turner, English - The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834 - Google Art Project.jpg File:Joseph Mallord William Turner, English - The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834 - Google Art Project.jpg

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