Lot #430
Robert Louis Stevenson

Rare Jekyll and Hyde-era portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson
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Estimate: $5000+


Rare Jekyll and Hyde-era portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson

Exemplary 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Robert Louis Stevenson in a three-quarter-length pose by W. J. Hawker of Bournemouth, neatly signed on the mount in ink, "Robert Louis Stevenson." In very good to fine condition, with a hint of subtle silvering, a small surface bump near the top edge, and a circular postal impression to the left of Stevenson's image. Just the second signed photograph of Stevenson that we have offered, this marvelous portrait dates to circa 1886, when Stevenson was living in coastal Bournemouth, England, and writing the tale of Jekyll and Hyde. A superlative literary piece.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #604 - Ended March 10, 2021

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