Morning Reflection on the Thames in London

Public Domain

Artist / maker

Emile Claus (painters (artists))

Date

1918

Period

20th century
Although his stay in London from 1914 to 1919 was forced upon him by the war, Emile Claus underwent a remarkable artistic development there. Despite his advanced years he must have worked feverishly for a period of almost four years. The River Thames was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for an elaborate series of river scenes, while he was also…
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Although his stay in London from 1914 to 1919 was forced upon him by the war, Emile Claus underwent a remarkable artistic development there. Despite his advanced years he must have worked feverishly for a period of almost four years. The River Thames was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for an elaborate series of river scenes, while he was also drawn to the hectic life of the city. From an improvised studio in a small tower, Claus painted the changing atmospheric moods of the river and life on the wharf. In London his vivid pre-war Luminism changed and expressed itself in misty cityscapes painted in subdued colours.
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Features
Artist / maker Emile Claus VIAF RKD Wikidata
Type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Category paintings (visual works) AAT
Materials oil paint , canvas
Dimensions 72 x 92 cm
Location Work on loan
Object number 1922-A
Description
Subjects cityscapes (representations) , landscapes
Tags geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (GREAT BRITAIN) Iconclass, names of cities and villages (LONDON) Iconclass, names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (EMBANKMENT) Iconclass, geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (THAMES) Iconclass, landscapes in the temperate zone Iconclass, landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass, river Iconclass, water course Iconclass, river bank Iconclass, street Iconclass, avenue, boulevard, promenade, esplanade Iconclass, horse Iconclass, passenger carriage Iconclass, automobile Iconclass, bus, coach Iconclass, pier, quay, wharf Iconclass, boat propelled by man or animal Iconclass, steamship, motorship Iconclass, tow-boat, towing-barge Iconclass, rowing-boat, canoe, etc. Iconclass, freight vessel Iconclass, motorized barge Iconclass, sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass, lantern Iconclass, lantern (+ variant) Iconclass, trees Iconclass, smoke Iconclass, mist, fog Iconclass, two-wheeled, animal-drawn vehicle Iconclass, four-wheeled, animal-drawn vehicle, e.g.: cab, carriage, coach Iconclass, (farm) wagon, freight wagon, cart Iconclass, walking Iconclass, exterior of industrial structures, factories Iconclass, factory-building Iconclass, smoke-stack Iconclass, movement in water Iconclass, factory in landscape Iconclass, light Iconclass, natural light Iconclass, clothes, costume Iconclass, winter, 'Hyems'; 'Inverno' (Ripa) Iconclass, animals Iconclass, mammals Iconclass
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