Eastward Ho! August 1857

Henry Nelson O'Neil's painting depicts the moments before a ship, carrying soldiers to fight in the First Indian War of Independence, or Indian 'Mutiny', departs from Gravesend. O'Neil painted a companion piece, 'Home Again', in 1858, which portrayed the soldier's return.

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  • Maker:
    O'Neil, Henry Nelson
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  • Number of items: 1
  • Measurements: H 920 mm; W 720 mm (unframed), H 1210 mm; W 1010 mm; D 115 mm (framed)
  • Materials: oil; canvas
  • Status: permanent collection
  • Credit: Purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund
  • Copyright Holder: digital image copyright Museum of London
  • Last Updated: 2017-04-12
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