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The Houses of Parliament on Fire

John Constable

English, 1776–1837

The Houses of Parliament on Fire

1834

Medium Pen and brown ink with watercolor on cream wove paper
Dimensions 3 1/4 x 4 3/16 in. (8.2 x 10.7 cm)
Object Number 2007.8.52
Acquisition Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007
Status Off View

Image Caption

John Constable, The Houses of Parliament on Fire, 1834, Pen and brown ink with watercolor on cream wove paper. Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007. The Clark Art Institute, 2007.8.52.

Bibliography

Clarke, Jay, ed. Landscape, Innovation, and Nostalgia: The Manton Collection of British Art. Williamstown, MA: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2012.

Provenance

The artist; John Hugh Constable, his great-great-grandson, by descent, sold to Spink, 1986; [Spink & Son, Ltd., London, 1986–1987, sold to Manton, June 1987]; Sir Edwin A. G. Manton, New York (1987–d. 2005); Manton Family Art Foundation (2005–2007, given to the Clark); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007.

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