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Ben's painting


First Introduced
Last Seen
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Found by
Locke in Ben's home
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Ben's painting is first seen in Ben's house. The portrait depicts a blond woman wearing a white dress seated outside in a wicker chair. A pot with flowers is nearby, more specifically anthuriums (as seen at the Orchid station) and a small mammal like a hamster. There is no mention of the painting in the episode; it is only seen in the background as Locke and Ben pass by it. ("The Man from Tallahassee")

The same painting can be seen in the Linus' home during an on-Island flashback. The young Ben passes by it as he returns home at night, just before discovering his father passed out on the couch. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")

The painting is seen again when Ben and Locke were watching Ben's tape. The painting here is different, however. In the older version of the painting, the woman's hair is forward across her shoulder, but in the new version, her hair is behind her shoulder. It is also hung further to the right on the wall. ("The Other Woman")

During the attack on the Barracks, Hurley and Locke are seen standing next to the painting. It seems to be hanging on its original position on the wall again. The painting itself however is still consistent with the second appearance. ("The Shape of Things to Come")

The painting was still hanging, undamaged, following the mercenary team attack. ("Dead Is Dead")


Unanswered questions

  • Who is the woman in the painting?
  • Where and when was it painted?
  • Who painted it?
  • What is the significance of the red Anthuriums in the portrait?
  • What is the significance of the hamster?

See also


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