The original 24 x 36 oil on canvas was a commissioned work in 1994. Dan Thornton was contracted by the LDS Motion Picture Studios as a visual effects artist/designer to work with Ben Hoops in constructing a 1/10-scale architectural model of the Nauvoo Temple for visual effects in the docudrama film production, "Mountain of the Lord." Scenes in the script flashed back to the time when the Temple's construction was nearly completed, and arsonists set the Temple on fire. The 1/10-scale model was used to reenact this tragic event that destroyed the temple in 1846. After the production and filming of these scenes, Martin and Anita Robbins commissioned Dan to paint this painting. Thornton's painting was featured on the inside front cover of the May 1995 Ensign magazine. It was later published in several books and was printed on the Nauvoo Temple Open House brochure distributed throughout the American mid-west. Collectively, well over a million copies of this painting have been published and distributed in book, magazine, and brochure forms. 860 signed and numbered, limited-edition lithographs, 19x28.5-inch image size were printed on fine art paper in Edmonton, Canada. Some of these limited-edition prints are available for purchase -- in limited supply. Smaller, 10x15-inch, open-edition prints were also produced; a handful of these art prints are also available.