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5 April 2013

See Monet's The Thames below Westminster

Now found hanging in room 43 at the National Gallery, Claude Monet's The Thames below Westminster was painted when he came to London as a result of the Franco-Prussian War,  studying the work of Constable and Turner during his stay.

Monet returned to London a number of times, and between 1900 and 1905 he produced a series of works depicting the Houses of Parliament and Charing Cross Bridge. This earlier painting was probably painted during the spring of 1871, as spring leaves are visible on the trees, but by May Monet had left London for Zaandam in Holland.

For more, see http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/claude-oscar-monet-the-thames-below-westminster

^Picture from Wikimedia Commons^

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