Wellington Colomb, Amateur

(b. 1827, d. 1895)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was second son of General George T. Colomb and was born in 1827. From 1848 to 1851, while residing with his family at the Hibernian Military School, he contributed landscapes to the exhibitions in the Royal Hibernian Academy. On the 10th September, 1851, at the age of 24, he joined the Royal Irish Constabulary as a Cadet, and while stationed at Killarney as a Sub-Inspector he exhibited landscapes in the Hibernian Academy in 1858, 1859 and 1862. He was promoted County Inspector on 15th October, 1875, and was appointed Assistant Inspector-General on 16th October, 1877. He again exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1879, sending two water-colour landscapes. Two Views of Killarney by him were in the Royal Academy in 1866 and 1867. He retired on pension on 10th September, 1891, and died on 7th May, 1895.

His portrait by S. Catterson Smith, junr., is in the officers' mess in the Constabulary Barracks, Phoenix Park.

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