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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 wanted his painting to record the determination that Magennis displayed in his actions in disabling the Japanese cruiser Takao in July 1945.

Magennis was the only person from Northern Ireland to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the Second World War.

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