small study of a woman enjoying painting of the houses of parliament in London by Claude Monet
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
Between 1899 and 1901, Monet produced nearly a hundred views of the Thames River in London. He painted Waterloo Bridge and Charing Cross Bridge from his room in the Savoy Hotel and the Houses of Parliament from Saint Thomas's Hospital across the river. The artist continued to refine the paintings until 1903, when he wrote to his dealer Durand-Ruel:
'I cannot send you a single canvas of London ... It is indispensable to have them all before me, and to tell the truth not one is definitely finished. I develop them all together.' In 1904, this work and thirty-six others were shown at Durand-Ruel’s gallery in Paris.
I create small studies like Parliament in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.
These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.
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kind regards, Gerard Boersma