Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 - 1894. Essayist, Poet and Author
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Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 - 1894. Essayist, Poet and Author June 1885
  • Scottish Art
Robert Louis Stevenson did not think that this platinum print looked quite like him. He wrote to his cousin, Bob, in October 1885: "Dew-Smith has taken a photograph of me, which is like you, drunk; very odd, it has your nose instead of mine". Nevertheless this portrait is one of the best ever made of Stevenson who was a very difficult sitter.

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Platinum

Prints made on unsurfaced paper, containing light-sensitive iron salts and a platinum compound.

Platinum

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  • Acc. No. PGP 114.1
  • Medium Platinum print
  • Size 36.90 x 29.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1986