Striking lithographic view showing the destruction of the Houses of Parliament in London by fire on October 16, 1834.
The image shows a detailed and dramatic representation of the event from across the Thames, showing the flames consuming the buildings and the crowds gathered to witness the disaster from the river and the opposite bank.
The fire that destroyed the Houses of Parliament in London on October 16, 1834, was a major disaster that had significant consequences for the city and the country as a whole. The fire began in the early evening and quickly spread, consuming both the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Despite the efforts of the fire brigade, the buildings were completely destroyed, along with a large number of historical documents and other valuable materials. The fire caused widespread panic and chaos in the city, with crowds gathering to witness the disaster and numerous people suffering from smoke inhalation. In the aftermath of the fire, efforts were made to rebuild the Houses of Parliament, leading to the construction of the iconic buildings that still stand today.
The print is rare on the market.