Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLLEGE SQUARE EAST, STATUE OF DR HENRY COOKE

Name: LYNN, SAMUEL FERRES *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLLEGE SQUARE EAST, STATUE OF DR HENRY COOKE
Date: 1872-76
Nature: Sketch exhibited RHA 1872; statue arrived Belfast, Mar 1876 and inaugurated 14 Apr 1876. Replaced Earl of Belfast statue by Patrick MacDowell but inherited name of 'the Black Man'.
Refs: Model in Ulster Museum; RHA 1872, no. 433; Architect 11, ? ? 1874, p.366; IB 18, 15 Mar,15 Apr 1876, 83,162; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 74; Martyn Anglesea, 'The Lynn Brothers, architect and sculptor', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1989-90, 259(illus.),260(illus.);  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 131(illus.).