The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons

Figure descriptions
Scene from the 1834 fire of the House of Lords and the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster. Large plumes of dark smoke emerge from the palace. The River Thames runs next to the palace. Multiple boats filled with men and women float on the river. Additional men and women watch the fire while standing on buildings and on platforms that line the water. The moon is high in the sky, illuminating the river. Full-page vignette.