About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

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A.G. Dew Smith

A.G. Dew Smith