André Derain / The Houses of Parliament from Westminster Bridge / 1906André Derain
The Houses of Parliament from Westminster Bridge

View Larger Image

View Full Catalog Record Below

This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library™), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world. offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
Preview the AMICA Library™ Public Collection in Luna Browser Now

  • Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
  • Types of works include paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs, textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.

Gain access to this incredible resource through either a monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute details of the images. Visit for more information on the collection, click on the link below the revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at .

Creator Name: Derain, André
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1880 - 1954
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: André Derain
Title: The Houses of Parliament from Westminster Bridge
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1906
Creation End Date: 1906
Creation Date: 1906
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 73.6cm x 92cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower left: "a derain / '06"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1983.67
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Provenance: (A. Vollard, Paris); H. Gonzalez, Mexico City; Van der Velde coll., Le Havre; (London sale 1978); (E. V. Thaw)
Context: This painting is one of several of views of London that André Derain painted for his dealer, Ambroise Vollard, in 1905-6. Among Derain's finest works, these paintings are classic statements of mature Fauvism, a style of intense, arbitrary color and violent brushwork first developed around 1904 by Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Henri Matisse. These artists, known as the Fauves ("Wild Beasts"), achieved the complete liberation of color from nature, using it primarily for expressive and compositional purposes, rather than to describe the appearance of objects.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1983.67
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.

Home | Subscribe | Preview | Benefits | About | Help | Contact
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.