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  • Title: no title [ Fire at the Palace of Westminster in 1834 ]
  • Artist: Unknown
  • After original by: G S Tregear
  • Medium: Colour lithograph
  • Categories: Buildings
  • Catalogue number: WOA 460
  • Description: When fire destroyed the old Palace of Westminster on 16 October 1834 various artists captured the buildings on the river front as they perished. The view in this print was taken from the Lambeth shore of the Thames below Westminster Bridge, which stands silhouetted against the flames. In the centre of the image Westminster Hall can be seen perilously close to the fire, while Westminster Abbey looms on the right lit up by the conflagration.

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