David Watson Stevenson
(1842 - 1904)
David Watson Stevenson was active/lived in Scotland. David Stevenson is known for sculpture.
Biography David Watson Stevenson
David Watson Stevenson (1842-1904) was a Scottish sculptor, having
trained at the Trustee's Academy in Edinburgh, as well as alongside
William Brodie, with whom he served an 8 year apprenticeship during the
1860s. His most famous work is arguably that of William Wallace, a
bronze rendering completed in 1869 on the Wallace Monument in Stirling,
but he also produced figures of Mary, Queen of Scots, James VI of
Scotland and Robert Tannahill, to name but a few. The marble version of
this portrait bust of Robert Louis Stevenson is held at the Scottish
National Portrait Gallery, and depicts him as a dreamer deep in thought.
This plaster version may have been a maquette for the final marble