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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson, by Allen Hutchinson, 1893 - NPG 2454 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Allen Hutchinson
bronze head, 1893
18 1/2 in. (470 mm) high
Given by Mrs How, 1930
Primary Collection
NPG 2454


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The original of this bust was modelled by Hutchinson when, by chance, he came across Stevenson who was staying at Waikiki Beach, Honolulu. Stevenson recorded sitting for the bust in a letter to Sidney Colvin of 23 October 1893: 'I am being busted by a party named Hutchinson. Seems good.'

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