Museum of London grabs rare Prevost paintings from London at auction
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The Museum of London has acquired a rare panoramic image of London with the old Houses of Parliament by French artist Pierre Prevost for £ 200,000 at auction.
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The Museum of London has acquired a rare panoramic image of London with the old Houses of Parliament by French artist Pierre Prevost for £ 200,000 at auction.

The 6 m wide intent watercolor was painted by Prevost around 1815 as a study, before he completed a lost panorama of 30 m diameter, which was issued in 1817 in Paris.
The sunlit landscape depicted in the painting covers the former Westminster Palace before it was largely destroyed by fire on 16 October 1834.
Prevost was known for his artistic interpretations of European cities and he is said to have created this piece shortly after the Battle of Waterloo.
Only another of his panoramas of similar size and quality still exists – a view of Constantinople currently in the Louvre in Paris.
The London Museum purchased the painting from Sotheby's with the help of the Charity Art Fund, the Aldama Foundation and a group of individual donors.

We are very grateful to the Art Fund and others for supporting us in this unique acquisition
Sharon Ament, Museum of London

The director of the London Museum, Sharon Ament, said: "We are very pleased to acquire such a moving piece of London history.
"It not only highlights London as an important center of international artistic exchange, it also reveals a fascinating moment.
"Our art collection is wide-ranging, but we have nothing comparable.
"It's an exciting time for us to acquire new items for the London Collection while we plan the new museum in West Smithfield.
"We are very grateful to the Art Fund and others for supporting us in this unique acquisition."

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