Anthony Carey Stannus

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Anthony Carey Stannus

Born in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Anthony Carey Stannus (1830-1919) was a genre, naval and landscape painter. He studied art at the Belfast School of Design (1840-1854) and in London at the Training School for Masters. Throughout his career he travelled extensively but returned to Belfast in 1882. He worked as an art master in Dowlais in Wales, as an artist in the army of Maximillian in Mexico, and as a correspondent for the Illustrated London News.
Stannus was a member of the Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club, serving as its President for five years, and was elected an honorary member of the Belfast Art Society. His work is held in collections at the Ulster Museum, the Belfast Harbour Office and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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