The Burning of London Bridge

17th century English School painting depicting the burning of London Bridge, estimate at £10,000-15,000 at Chorley’s.

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The work shows not the Great Fire of London from 1666, however, but the little-known earlier event of February 11, 1632, during which much of the bridge was destroyed including 42 houses.

The artist of this 18in x 3ft 7in (45.5cm x 1.1m) oil on canvas has been variously attributed across the years but it is currently thought to be by a Flemish painter working in London in the later years of the 17th century.

It comes for sale by descent from the historian and illustrator Gordon Home who published a book on Old London Bridge in 1931.

The estimate is £10,000-15,000.