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OR Westminster hall fire 1669-1-M

Scene depicting the interior of a grand hall. The hall is filled with small figures busily working. The top of the composition shows roof made of curved wooden beams. The far wall of the Hall has a huge arched window. The stone walls of the hall have scaffolding and ladders leaning against them. Some tiny figures can be seen climbing up the ladders and standing on a ledge in front of the grand window. On the ground, the figures appear to be moving and gesturing urgently. The scene has mostly dim diffused light, but with some reflected orange light in the centre. Some orange can be seen through the window. Looking closely, you can pick out two pumps inside the hall with many people working on them. The style of the watercolour uses some loose marks to suggest figures.