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- Object: Jemmy's Farewell
A well-dressed sailor with a cane and striped suit, standing on a bank in front of trees, bidding farewell to his sweetheart, who wears plumes in her hair, dabs her eyes and holds on to his coat, while he gestures to right, towards a man who stands with a boat at the edge of the water. 1785
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Height: 355 millimetres
Width: 253 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database]
(i) lettered with the title, four lines of verse in two columns 'Young Jemmy lov'd me well, and sought me for his bride, ... And the crown and the pund were bath for me. / Vide. Song of Auld Robin Grey.' and 'London, Publishd as the Act directs, 20 July , 1785, by R. Sayer & J. Bennett Map, Chart & Printsellers, No. 53, Fleet Street.'
(ii) republished; date published to '20 June 1786'; number 204 added; plate worn
(iii) republished by Laurie & Whittle; reworked throughout, especially on foliage, background tree, man's trousers, etc.; publication line altered to 'Published 12th. May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.'
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
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