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Jemmy's Farewell, illustration to the Ballad of 'Auld Robin Gray'; a man wearing a kilt with a lady who holds a handkerchief to her eyes, both walking along the banks of a river (?), he gesturing towards a boat moored at the water's edge
Brush drawing in grey wash, with watercolour, over graphite
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Height: 299 millimetres
Width: 299 millimetres (circular)
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- One of a pair of drawings by Benwell who died aged 21, and whose work is very rare. He is the author of another pair of prints by Bartolozzi, 'St James's Beauty' and 'St Giles's Beauty'.
This pair of drawings illustrates the ballad of 'Auld Robin Gray'. The pair was engraved by Bartolozzi, see De Vesme and Calabi cat. 1386 (not in the BM).
The pendant 1928,0213.2 is correctly listed as Jemmy's Return. The pair of drawings were sold for six guineas in Mrs Diemar's sale of Drawings by Modern Artists, 1 June 1796, lot 78 (information from David Alexander, April 2010).
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Associated Title: Auld Robin Gray
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