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An imaginary account of the Fire of London from the River Thames. Painted about 100 years after the event, the view looks up river towards the Pool of London with the Tower in the right foreground. The city is alight and in the background London Bridge is ablaze, its arches highlighted against the conflagration. The road is packed with people escaping from the flames and many of them are shown boarding boats in an attempt to escape the inferno.
oil on panel
H 48.5 x W 75 cm