Samuel McCloy (1831 - 1904):
Samuel McCloy was born in Lisburn, County Antrim and was apprenticed to a firm of engravers. From 1850 to 1851 he studied at the School of Design. He worked in Belfast, London and Cork and in 1853 became Master of the Waterford School of Art. He exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition in Dublin in 1862, and in London. In 1875 he returned to live in Belfast, six years later moving to London. 'At The Pantomime' is one of his best known oil paintings. His work is represented in The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Ulster Museum.