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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Novelist and essayist

Sitter associated with 23 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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Robert Louis Stevenson

by Albert George Dew-Smith
platinum print
NPG x1345


Robert Louis Stevenson

by Unknown photographer
photogravure, circa 1885
NPG x4626


Unknown man, formerly thought to be Robert Louis Stevenson

by Unknown artist
photogravure printing block, late 19th century
NPG D42651