Samuel Forde

Forde, Samuel, an artist, fellow-student of Daniel Maclise, was born at Cork, 5th April 1805. Most of his short life was spent in his native city, and there he died of consumption, 29th July 1828, aged about 23. He was of a refined and contemplative nature. We are told in somewhat extravagant language that "there exists in the generality of Forde's works that dignified pathos, that saddening grace, that drowsy tenderness, inducing a most sweet pain, which we perceive or feel on surveying the finest Greek statues."


116. Dublin University Magazine. Dublin, 1833-'77.