This work depicts the homecoming of troops from the Indian 'Mutiny' of 1857-9.
Home Again by Henry Nelson O'Neil, 18581859
© Museum of London
- Oil on canvas
- 135 x 107 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £83,887 ( Total: £655,125)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
It depicts ordinary Londoners (no officers are included) and the impact of conflict on their lives. The Indian 'Mutiny' was a major event in the mid-Victorian period and this painting was created for a London or British audience who were shocked by the event, especially the massacre of women and children.
J Kemp Welch, 1868; Sir JC Holder, 1901' Leicester Galleries, London, 1953; Appleby Brothers Ltd, London' Major William Spowers; Christie's, 1989; private collector; Christie's, 2001; Private collection.