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Magennis VC Portrait

This 1946 portrait of Leading Seaman James Magennis VC (1919-1986) is by Belfast-born artist Robert Taylor Carson (1919-2008).

Carson said that he wanted his painting to record the determination that Magennis displayed in his actions in disabling the Japanese cruiser Takao in July 1945, becoming the only person from Northern Ireland to win the Victoria Cross during WW2.

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