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Eastward Ho! August 1856

The Indian Mutiny was seen as a shocking challenge to British supremacy in India. It generated emotive and patriotic coverage in the press and in works of art. O'Neil's paintings focus on the impact of war at home and captured the public mood. They came to symbolize the effect of the many overseas wars, fought in the name of the Empire, on ordinary British people.

This painting is about soldiers who boarded the ship to sail to India to fight the mutiny called Eastward Ho! August 1856

This painting by Henry Nelson O'Neil was recently purchased by the Museum of London.

The Indian Mutiny was seen as a shocking challenge to British supremacy in India. It generated emotive and patriotic coverage in the press and in works of art. O'Neil's paintings focus on the impact of war at home and captured the public mood. They came to symbolize the effect of the many overseas wars, fought in the name of the Empire, on ordinary British people.

This painting is titled Home Again, which shows the soldiers returning to England after one year. 

This painting by Henry Nelson O'Neil was recently purchased by the Museum of London.   

26-Jun-2005

More by :  Dr. Neria H. Hebbar

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