[The Introduction of Auld Robin Grey to Jenny].
Woodblock engraving. Sheet: 245 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"). Trimmed to image.
A man wearing a tartan cloak greets a young woman sitting on a bench spinning. An old woman stands beside her. 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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