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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May 1, 1937)

Stevenson and the Sculptor

Stevenson and the Sculptor.

Stevenson had one more sea cruise after that. He visited Honolulu, where he was down with fever, and Mrs. Stevenson went up to nurse him and take him home. In October he noted in one of his letters: “I am being busted here by party named Hutchinson. Seems good.” This brief reference is to Mr. Allen Hutchinson, the sculptor, whose bust of Stevenson was exhibited in London in 1895. Hutchinson came to Auckland a little later, and we saw a good deal of him there and at Rotorua, where he was making busts and plaques of Maori types. A gifted man, a stalwart Englishman, he had little encouragement in New Zealand, though his work was exceptionally good. He returned to America; I heard from him from time to time. He settled in San Diego, California, where he was British Consular Agent. Some of his Maori casts are in the Partridge collection, in the Auckland Art Gallery.

(Rly Publicity photo.) A picturesque bend of the Buller River, South Island, New Zealand.

(Rly Publicity photo.)
A picturesque bend of the Buller River, South Island, New Zealand.

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