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Stephen Martin Lecture

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

George Chinnery’s portrait of Thomas Richardson Colledge at the Macau Eye Hospital

Thomas Richardson Colledge was the founder of modern ophthalmology in Canton. The most revealing sources on him and his medicine are a biography by his daughter Frances and a painting by George Chinnery. Behind these are some remarkable insights about Colledge’s relationships, his ophthalmic practice and the mental state of a talented artist who spent most of his life in India and China.

Stephen Martin is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and Honorary Professor at the University of Chiang Mai Medical School.


Thomas Richardson Colledge in the Macau Ophthalmic Hospital, with his assistant Afun and patients, by George Chinnery, 1833. Oil on canvas, © Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA, reproduced for this talk with their kind written permission.



June 8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Amy Riach
ar at royalasiaticsociety.org