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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Richard Robert Madden (1798-1886), Writer

Miscellaneous writer; studied medicine; one of the magistrates administering the statute abolishing slavery in Jamaica plantations, 1833-41; special commissioner of West Coast of Africa, 1841-3; correspondent on Morning Chronicle, 1843-6; colonial secretary of Western Australia, 1847-50; secretary to loan fund board in Ireland, 1850-80; published numerous works, including The United Irishmen, their Lives and Times, 1843-6.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.