The hand-colored engraving titled "A view of the fire at the Tower of London as it appeared on the night of the 30th of October 1841" is a stunning depiction of the devastating fire that occurred at the iconic London landmark. The print shows a large fire in a building next to the Tower of London, with flames shooting from the building and engulfing the Tower itself. Soldiers and civilians are shown watching the fire from the street, with some figures performing firefighting tasks.
The 1841 Tower of London fire was a catastrophic event that damaged much of the historic building. The fire started in a storehouse next to the Tower, and quickly spread to the main structure, causing significant damage to the iconic White Tower and other buildings within the complex. Despite the efforts of firefighters and soldiers, the fire raged for several hours before it was finally brought under control. In the end, the fire resulted in significant damage to the Tower, but thankfully no loss of life.