About this object

  • ID:


  • Production date:

    c. 1675

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: War, Plague and Fire

  • The Great Fire, seen from Newgate. Oil on canvas, after Jan Griffier the Elder, c1670-1678. This painting creates a very dramatic impression of what the fire was like. People are running out of the gates and a woman sits in despair on the ground next to her baby in a cradle. It probably represents the fire on the night of Tuesday 4 September. Newgate was a prison so the prisoners were marched out under armed guard to safety in Southwark but some escaped on the way.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 1031 mm; W 1650 mm (unframed), H 1140 mm; W 1770 mm (framed)

  • Materials

    oil; canvas

  • Last Updated





    permanent collection


    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    City of London (depicted)

  • Related Group

    The Great Fire of London 1666


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