A clear view of the original painting by artist Thomas Hannsz.

A painting of a dog was seen hanging in the Cabin when Ben brought Locke there to see Jacob. ("The Man Behind the Curtain") The painting was also seen when Hurley, and then Ilana visited the Cabin. ("The Beginning of the End")  ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2") It was destroyed when the Cabin was burned. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Jacob's painting was painted to resemble Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. (The Lostpedia Interview:Thomas Hannsz)


  • The painting is known to be a painting of the real life dog Ms. Honolulu (aka "Lulu"), the pet of Lost costume designer Roland Sanchez.[1] Lulu originally belonged to executive producer Jack Bender, whose daughter Sophie rescued her from the Honolulu Humane Society.[2]
  • The painting, titled Jacob's Dog, was in real life created by artist Thomas Hannsz, who also is among the Others background cast. Hannsz was able to create the painting because he happened to be the caretaker of Lulu while Bender was away or on the set. It is unknown if the prop used in the filming of Lost was a print that was artificially aged, or if the lighting and post-production alone resulted in its yellowish appearance.

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Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Dog painting/Theories
  • What is the significance of the dog to Jacob's storyline, if any?

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