It isn’t comics, but I couldn’t let mention of the burning of the Houses of Parliament in 1834 go by without bringing in JMW Turner. Probably the greatest of all English artists (admittedly not a crowded field, unless you adopt Wildstorm’s definition of “fine art”), Turner watched the fire from a boat in the Thames, and made four paintings of it.
JMW Turner The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834, oils, 1835, now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Scan from Webmuseum Paris
JMW Turner Burning of the Houses of Parliament, oils, 1835, now in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Scan from Magellan’s Log
JMW Turner Burning of the Houses of Parliament, watercolour, 1834 or 1835, scan taken from In Defence of Marxism
JMW Turner The Burning of the Houses of Parliament, watercolour, 1834 or 1835, now in the Tate Museum, whence this scan
V for Vendetta Chapter 1, “The Villain" by Alan Moore (script) and David Lloyd (art), Warrior issue 1, Quality Communications, March 1982