The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16 October 1834

Oil on canvas | 92 x 123.2cm | 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fire consumed London's famous Houses of Parliament on the night of October 16, 1834, and people gathered along the banks of the river Thames to gaze in awe at the horrifying spectacle. Initially, a low tide made it difficult to pump water to land and...
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