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Quick Hits: London Panorama

Detail of Pierre Prévost’s panoramic view of London. Photograph: Sotheby’s

The Museum of London has just put on display a unique panoramic view of a lost London landscape  painted before the great fire of 1834 destroyed the parliament buildings. It was created in 1815 by the French artist Pierre Prévost, and acquired by the museum last year. The epic panorama (20 feet wide) records what London looked like 200 years ago. See this lost view of the city for the first time in centuries in the video below.

Museum of London site, here.

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