John Carey Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers
John Carey

John Carey (1861-1943) was an animal and figure painter as well as an illustrator who spent most of his life at 12 Cyprus Park in Belfast working with the affairs of the Moravian Church, University Road. Having worked with Marcus Ward & Co and with his brother in Ernest Hanford, John first began to make his own career by designing the label for Camp coffee with a Scottish Highland.

In 1888 when he was a member of the Belfast Ramblers Sketching Club, he was commissioned to design the front cover of the exhibition catalogue. When sketching in Connemara, Carey travelled by train or bicycle and so was inspired by his surroundings.

John became partially blind and deaf towards the end of his life and on the 26th April 1943 he was knocked over by a bus and later died in hospital on the same day. 

John Carey - Auction results

There have been 7 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 95 by John Carey at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 95 Sale Date: 03 October 2012
    Result: £180
  • Lot 242 by John Carey at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 242 Sale Date: 05 June 2013
    Result: £160
  • ON WITH THE PLOUGH by John Carey at Ross's Auctions
    ON WITH THE PLOUGH Sale Date: 27 February 2020 Medium: Watercolour Drawing Size: H 10" x W 14"
    Result: £60
  • PORTBALLINTRAE by John Carey at Ross's Auctions
    PORTBALLINTRAE Sale Date: 02 December 2020 Medium: Watercolour Drawing Size: H 8" x W 11.5"
    Result: £40
  • BELFAST LOUGH by John Carey at Ross's Auctions
    BELFAST LOUGH Sale Date: 27 February 2020 Medium: Watercolour Drawing Size: H 10" x W 14"
    Result: £20
  • ROCKY SHORE by John Carey at Ross's Auctions
    ROCKY SHORE Sale Date: 09 November 2011 Medium: Watercolour Size: H 13.5" x W 20"
    Result: £20
  • ULSTER HONOURS THE DUNGANNON CONVENTION by John Carey at Ross's Auctions
    ULSTER HONOURS THE DUNGANNON CONVENTION Sale Date: 29 January 2015 Medium: Coloured Print Size: H 11" x W 14"
    Result: £15