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Oil painting - The Houses of Parliament from the river
  • The Houses of Parliament from the river
    Danby, James Francis, born 1816 - died 1875
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The Houses of Parliament from the river

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Date:

    1864 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Danby, James Francis, born 1816 - died 1875 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Joshua Dixon

  • Museum number:

    1013-1886

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

James Francis Danby (1815/16-1875) was the second son of the celebrated landscape painter Francis Danby (1793-1861). Unlike his younger brother Thomas, James followed his father's style closely. He specialised in views of the Thames and its buildings such as this particular painting of the Houses of Parliament. He often painted at specific times of day or night so he could display his virtuosity in rendering effects of light.

Physical description

View of the Houses of Parliament from the Thames at Sunset. The Houses of Parliament appear on the right of the canvas, to their left, several small boats navigate the river. A bright orange sun appears almost at the cnetre of the canvas, casting an orange glow over the whole scene.

Date

1864 (painted)

Artist/maker

Danby, James Francis, born 1816 - died 1875 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

signed and dated

Dimensions

Height: 17.5 in estimate, Width: 29.5 in estimate, Height: 71.2 cm framed, Width: 102 cm framed, Depth: 10.5 cm framed, :

Object history note

Bequeathed by Joshua Dixon, 1886

Descriptive line

Oil painting on canvas, 'Houses of Parliament from the River', James Francis Danby, 1864

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Architecture; Boats; Houses of Parliament

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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