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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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Robert Louis Stevenson, by James Notman - NPG P224

Robert Louis Stevenson

by James Notman
platinum print, 1880s
NPG P224

Robert Louis Stevenson, by Sir William Blake Richmond - NPG 1028

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Sir William Blake Richmond
oil on canvas, 1887
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1028

Robert Louis Stevenson, by Augustus Saint-Gaudens - NPG 2349

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
bronze relief, 1887
NPG 2349

Robert Louis Stevenson, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG 1184

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, 1893
NPG 1184

Robert Louis Stevenson, by Allen Hutchinson - NPG 2454

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Allen Hutchinson
bronze head, 1893
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2454

Robert Louis Stevenson, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1700(4b)

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1893
NPG P1700(4b)

Robert Louis Stevenson, by John Moffat - NPG x32721

Robert Louis Stevenson

by John Moffat
albumen print, 1860-1879
NPG x32721

Robert Louis Stevenson, by Unknown photographer - NPG x4626

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Unknown photographer
photogravure, circa 1885
NPG x4626

Robert Louis Stevenson, by James Notman - NPG x39714

Robert Louis Stevenson

by James Notman
albumen cabinet card, 1890-1894
NPG x39714

Robert Louis Stevenson, published by Ogden's, after  James Notman - NPG x196201

Robert Louis Stevenson

published by Ogden's, after James Notman
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1894 (1890-1894)
NPG x196201

Robert Louis Stevenson, by Unknown photographer - NPG x4629

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1891
NPG x4629

Robert Louis Stevenson, by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett - NPG x135632

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
postcard print, 1893
NPG x135632

Tuimalealhfano; Robert Louis Stevenson, copy by John Moffat - NPG x4627

Tuimalealhfano; Robert Louis Stevenson

copy by John Moffat
platinum print, (29 January 1894)
NPG x4627

Robert Louis Stevenson, after David Watson Stevenson - NPG x199162

Robert Louis Stevenson

after David Watson Stevenson
albumen panel card, circa 1894-1895
NPG x199162

'R.L. Stevenson and the Cradle of his Song' (Robert Louis Stevenson), published by William J. Hay - NPG x199275

'R.L. Stevenson and the Cradle of his Song' (Robert Louis Stevenson)

published by William J. Hay
postcard print, circa 1900s
NPG x199275

'Trail Leading to Mountain Tomb of Robert Louis Stevenson, Mount Vaea, Samoa', published by Keystone View Company - NPG x199108

'Trail Leading to Mountain Tomb of Robert Louis Stevenson, Mount Vaea, Samoa'

published by Keystone View Company
silver gelatine printing-out paper stereoscopic card, published circa 1930
NPG x199108

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