Claude Monet’s “The Houses of Parliament, Sunset” (1903) is a mesmerizing Impressionist landscape painting, showcasing the iconic Houses of Parliament silhouetted against a soft, pastel-colored sunset. The nearly square composition masterfully captures the spire-like structures in cool shades of blue, with the hazy intermingling of pink, yellow, peach, and lavender-purple clouds in the sky.
The buildings stretch almost entirely across the canvas, with their reflection filling the bottom third of the painting in the rippling River Thames. Monet’s expert use of short, horizontal brushstrokes in azure blue, apricot, rose, and marigold orange captures the sky’s reflection on the water’s surface. A streak and smudge of olive-green paint on the water near the center of the painting represents a person in a boat, adding a sense of life to the scene. Monet signed and dated the work in the same olive color at the lower right.
Our museum-quality prints of “The Houses of Parliament, Sunset” are available on archival quality canvas or 100% cotton rag watercolor paper. Each print is carefully reproduced from high-resolution images to ensure the original artwork’s vibrant colors, delicate textures, and intricate details are accurately captured. Bring the enchanting beauty of Monet’s Impressionist vision into your home with this stunning print, perfect for any art enthusiast or collector.
Title: The Houses of Parliament, Sunset, 1903
Creator: Claude Monet
Date Created: 1903
Medium: oil on canvas
Overall dimensions: 81.3 x 92.5 cm (32 x 36 7/16 in.)
Framed dimensions: 107 x 117.5 x 8.8 cm (42 1/8 x 46 1/4 x 3 7/16 in.)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC