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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 212

    DESTRUCTION OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS BY FIRE ON 16 OCTOBER 1831

    Price Realised  

    DESTRUCTION OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS BY FIRE ON 16 OCTOBER 1831
    taken from the opposite bank of the Thames, printed in brown and yellow on silk--34in.x 29in. (88cm. x 75cm.)


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    The Houses of Parliament were burned to the ground after the fire started in the House of Lords and spread to the House of Commons. The fire was well documented and was the subject of a painting by Turner, an eye witness to the fire.

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    Exhibited

    The Guildhall, London