Lynn, Samuel Ferris (DNB00)
LYNN, SAMUEL FERRIS (1836–1876), sculptor, was born at Belfast in Ireland in 1836. He at first studied architecture under his brother, but having obtained some prizes for modelling, and wishing to become a sculptor, he came to London in 1854, and became a student in the Royal Academy. In 1857 he obtained a silver medal there for a study from the life, and in 1859 the gold medal for a group of ‘Lycaon and Achilles.’ In 1856 he exhibited at the Royal Academy ‘The Peri's Daughter;’ in 1857 ‘The Silent Thought;’ in 1858 ‘Evangeline’ (engraved in the ‘Art Journal,’ 1865, p. 372) and ‘Psyche;’ and continued subsequently to be a frequent contributor to that exhibition. In 1861 he was elected a member of the Institute of Sculptors, and subsequently was elected an associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy. Lynn executed some important public works in Dublin and Manchester. He exhibited at the Royal Academy for the last time in 1875, sending ‘Master McGrath’ (Lord Lurgan's greyhound). He died suddenly at Belfast on 20 April 1876.
[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Art Journal, 1865, p. 372.]