LYNCH, Frederick Ilbery

1886 - 1951

Frederick Ilbery Lynch his birth is recorded at Colchester, Essex in the last quarter of 1886 and he was baptised at Christ Church with St Mary-at-the-Walls, Colchester on 15 January 1887, son of George Lynch (1862-1934) and his wife Annie Elizabeth née Parker (24 August 1864-22 May 1941), who married at Bradford, Yorkshire earlier that year. Frederick first came to notice with his 1909 drawing 'Just Published', a homage to Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) and Robert Ross (1869-1918), now in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum. He was introduced to publisher Grant Richards (1872-1948) and seems to have worked only for him, illustrating Ernest Bramah’s 'The Transmutation of Ling' (1911), Lord Dunsany’s 'Five Plays' (1914) and Ada Leverson’s 'Bird of Paradise' (1914) and others. He had a one-man exhibition at the Fine Art Society in 1913. He is next noted as being gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery on 1 July 1918. He married at Hampstead, London in 1922, Eleanor Marian Saunders (12 November 1887-1990) and in 1930 they are listed in the electoral register as living at Chenies, Brentwood, Essex. He exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from 'Ashdowns', Warren Heath Road, Ipswich in 1935, two watercolours 'Landscape with Castle' and 'The Powder Mill'. In 1937 he was living at 11 Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk from where he exhibited at the Great Yarmouth & District Society of Artists in 1938. On the death of his mother in 1941 he is noted as a bank manager. Frederick Ilbery Lynch died at 40 Marsworth Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex on 31 December 1951, aged 65. His portrait of Oscar Wilde is in the collection of the Clark Library, University of Los Angeles.

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