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London, Houses of Parliament (Sun Breaking Through the Fog)

Monet first came to London as a refugee fleeing the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). He then returned to the British capital three times between 1899 and 1901 for several weeks at a time, often staying at the Savoy Hotel from where he repeatedly painted the Thames, its bridges, and the Houses of Parliament.

LONDON, HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT: © RMN - Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) - Hervé Lewandowski
London, Houses of Parliament. The Sun through the Fog, United Kingdom, London, 1904, Claude Monet (Paris, 1840–Giverny, 1926), Oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay
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