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Oil painting - There's No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1842 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Landseer, Edwin Henry (Sir), born 1802 - died 1873 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries, case NORTH WALL

The title comes from the line 'Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home', in the song 'Home Sweet Home', first performed in London in 1823. A critic admired the dog and found it 'difficult to describe in words the profoundly imploring expression with which the eyes are endowed'.

Physical description

Oil on canvas entitled 'There's No Place Like Home' depicting a dog with an empty bowl being approached by a snail.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, painted)


ca. 1842 (painted)


Landseer, Edwin Henry (Sir), born 1802 - died 1873 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas


Height: 63.2 cm estimate, Width: 75.6 cm estimate, Height: 88 cm Framed, Width: 100 cm Framed, Depth: 10 cm Framed

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting entitled 'There's No Place Like Home' by Edwin Henry Landseer. Great Britain, ca. 1842.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 142
Donald, Diane, and Jane Munro, Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science, and the Visual Arts, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009.


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Snails; Dog


Paintings; Anthropomorphism; Images Online


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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