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Born in Bridge Street, Lisburn, McCloy trained initially at the Belfast Government School of Art and Design. He won a scholarship to London and then obtained his first post in 1854 at Waterford School of Art. He moved to Belfast in 1874 where he worked as a freelance illustrator for various companies, including the publisher, Marcus Ward. In 1884 he moved permanently to London and continued to exhibit there until his death.
oil on canvas
73 x 120 cm
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