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The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834, 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775-1851)

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© Philadelphia Museum of Art; used with permission

Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775-1851). The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834, 1835. Oil on canvas. 36 1/2 x 48 1/2 in. (92.7 x 123.2 cm). The John Howard McFadden Collection, 1928.

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About the show:

The first major (and largest ever) US Turner retrospective in 40 years, J. M. W. Turner contained over 140 works in oils and watercolor. The paintings provided an overview of both the artist's long career and his varied interests in history, mythology, seascapes and, of course, landscapes.

To read a full review of the exhibition as seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, please see J. M. W. Turner by art critic Beth Gersh-Nesic.

Scheduled Venues:

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.: October 1, 2007-January 6, 2008
Dallas Museum of Art: February 10-May 25, 2008
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: July 1-September 21, 2008

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