This is a dramatic, contemporary mezzotint depicting the Houses of Lords and Commons in London as they appeared during a devastating fire on October 16, 1834. The image shows the buildings engulfed in flames, with smoke billowing into the sky and people in boats on the Thames gathering to witness the inferno. The mood is one of chaos and destruction, with the buildings' ornate architecture and grandeur reduced to ash and rubble. This mezzotint would make a powerful addition to any collection of collection of London prints.
Corners trimmed. Mounted on card. Minor staining.