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).


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.