Robert Louis Stevenson(1850-1894), Novelist and essayist
Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Author and traveller; abandoned engineering for the law; wrote stories and essays, remarkable for their style, charm and humour. The author of such classics of the language as The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and Treasure Island, Stevenson spent his last years in the South Sea Islands in search of health.
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