Home Again by Henry Nelson O'Neil

This work depicts the homecoming of troops from the Indian 'Mutiny' of 1857-9.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
135 x 107 cm
Art Fund grant:
£83,887 ( Total: £655,125)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

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.

Venue details

Museum of London 150 London Wall, LONDON London EC2Y 5HN 020 7001 9844 www.museumoflondon.org.uk

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