Person    | Male  Born 30/4/1803  Died 1869

Henry Sterry

The Quakers list a Henry Sterry born 1803 in the parish of St George the Martyr, Southwark and a Henry Sterry (1803-1869) was included in the group portrait of 'The Anti-Slavery Society Convention 1840' by Benjamin Robert Haydon. The painting link is an imagemap where you will find Sterry hiding just north-east of the centre of the painting. We were just about to include a very unsatisfactory out-take from that as our picture when we found the lovely drawing here which Bonhams are reasonably certain is Sterry. Who are we to disagree?

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Henry Sterry

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Henry Sterry fountain

A lovely fountain, with its egg-and-dart cornicing and gaping mouth, which pr...

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1 memorial
Dadabhai Naoroji

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Henry Sylvester Williams

Henry Sylvester Williams

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1 memorial