The Houses of Lords & Commons as they appeared on Fire Thursday October, 16.th 1834.
Hand-coloured mezzotint. 140 x 165mm (5½ x 6½"). Trimmed.
The fire which destroyed the Palace of Westminster, the home of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, on 16 October 1834, in the biggest conflagration to occur in London since the Great Fire of 1666. The fire, which lasted for many hours and attracted large crowds (visible in this print) gutted most of the Palace. Westminster Hall and a few other parts of the old Houses of Parliament survived the blaze and were incorporated into the New Palace of Westminster.
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