Oliver Matthew Latham, Amateur

(fl. c. 1849-1860)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

An officer in the 48th Regiment which he entered as ensign in 1847. As a boy he had studied in the Dublin Society's Schools where he became a pupil in 1844. While quartered in Dublin, at the Royal Barracks, he became known as a clever artist in water-colour; one work by him, "The Billet," was in the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1849. He became captain in 1852, and served with his regiment in the Crimea. He retired in 1860. He exhibited drawings at the Royal Irish Institution in 1859. His works were mostly landscapes; but he also did a number of drawings depicting incidents in the Crimean War from sketches done by him on the spot.

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