Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Wednesday wallpaper: Turner`s The Burning of the Houses of Parliament

On 16th October 1834, the painter J.M.W. Turner witnessed the fire that destroyed the Palace of Westminster. He produced a watercolour sketch of the inferno as he watched, which later became the basis for a number of paintings on the theme. In the second of a series of collections of wallpapers of Turner's art I present one of these paintings The Burning of the Houses of Parliament (1834).

2 comments:

The Astral Cowboy said...

Absolutely beautiful selection.

Stepterix said...

Thanks for the comment. For some reason the flames and smoke look like a deer's head to me.