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Early footage of London, and paintings of London as it was during visits by some of the most famous impressionist painters of the day. Atmospheric and enchanting, these paintings and footage serve as glorious visions of the London of yesteryear. Today's contemporary London skyline is quite something, especially when seen from the restaurant on the 32nd floor of the Shard, a Renzo Piano designed masterpiece.

1000 whistler wappingNationalGalleryof ArtWashingtonDCJames Abbott MacNeil Whistler (1834-1903), Wapping, 1861, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1000James McNeill Whistler Variations in Flesh Colour and GreenThe Balcony Google Art ProjectJames McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Balcony View of Battersea, 1870, Freer Gallery, Washington, DC

800monet london PMA W1921 1 7Claude Monet (1840-1926), Hyde Park, London, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

1000 monet parliament brooklynmuseumClaude Monet (1840-1926), Houses of Parliament, 1903, Brooklyn Museum, NY

1000Claude Monet Waterloo BridgeClaude Monet (1840-1926), Waterloo Bridge, 1903, Denver Art Museum, Colorado

800Alfred Sisley Molesey Weir Hampton CourtAlfred Sisley (1839-1899), Molesey Weir, 1874, Hampton Court, National Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland

1000Camille Pissarro The Avenue Sydenham 1871Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), The Avenue Sydenham 1871, National Gallery, London

1000pissarro crystal palaceCamille Pissarro (1830-1903), Crystal Palace, 1871, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

pissarroochelseaCamille Pissarro (1830-1903), Old Chelsea Bridge, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts

800tissot captain and mate 1873James Tissot (1836-1902), Captain and Mate 1873,

800James Tissot The ThamesJames Tissot (1836-1902), The Thames, 1876, The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK

800tissot saintjohns wood holidayJames Tissot (1836-1902) Saint Johns Wood Holiday, 1876, Tate Britain, London, UK

800Walter Sickert newbedford1915 16 The Mercer Art Gallery Harrogate BoroughWalter Sickert (1860-1942), New Bedford, 1915-16, The Mercer Art Gallery

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* Lost New York in Motion Pictures, 1890-1920

* Paris, Motion Pictures and the Age of Impressionism

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