Woodblock engraving. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (10 x 13½"). Trimmed. Crease across centre. Some stains in title.
A young woman weeps as she is greeted by a young sailor, a ship can be seen in the distance. An illustration of a Scottish ballad called 'Auld Robin Grey' written by Lady Anne Lindsay in 1772. The ballad tells the story of Robin Gray who marries a young woman already in love with a sailor called Jamie (or Jemmy) who returns from sea shortly after the marriage.
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