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unknown artist, nineteenth century
Formerly Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British

The Burning of the Houses of Parliament

Former Title(s):

Fire at the House of Commons

ca. 1834
Oil on panel
5 1/2 × 7 1/2 inches (14 × 19.1 cm) and 9 1/2 × 11 1/2 inches (24.1 × 29.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
bridge (built work) | brushstrokes | burning | city | dwellings | fire | houses | landscape | light | river | smoke | texture | water
Associated Places:
City of Westminster | England | Europe | London | Thames | United Kingdom
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

J. M. W. Turner - A Selection of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (National Gallery of Art, 1968-10-31 - 1969-04-21) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

A. J. Finberg, The life of J. M. W. Turner, R.A. : with a supplment by Hilda F. Finberg, , Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1961, pp. 351-2, 354, 358, 499, NJ18 T85 F55 1961 (YCBA) [YCBA]

J.M.W. Turner : a selection of paintings from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon., Exhibition held Oct. 31, 1968-Apr. 21, 1969 in the National Gallery of Art , National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1968, pp. 14, 27, no. 12, fig. 12, NJ18 T85 U5 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, pp. 44-5 (v.1), no. 165, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 93 (v.1), no. 138, pl. 194, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, pp. 51-2 (v.1), no. 194, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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