Army officer and historian.
This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.
His brother, John Sterling (1806–1844), was awarded ‘the compensation with Rev. Robert Coningham (his uncle) as trustees of W[alter] Coningham for the Colonarie Vale estate on St Vincent’. (UCL Department of History, ‘John Sterling’, in UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership [online], London 2020, <https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/44169> accessed 5 August 2021.)
No known connections with abolition.
National Gallery painting connections
Donor: presented in 1871: NG895.
G. C. Boase and J. Lunt, 'Sterling, Sir Anthony Coningham', in C. Matthew et al. (eds), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford 1992-, https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/26405
Checked and found — Item on publisher's website
History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-, https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
Checked and not found — Item on publisher's website