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Jamie Grant

Holt, Edward P., 1871, Watercolour
Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant
Category
Library Item
Item no
11311
Title
Jamie Grant
Description
A man with no legs sits on an Edinburgh street. He has objects, possibly some sort of walking aid, tied to each hand.

The poet, Donald Campbell has written a poem inspired by this character by Holt:

Jamie Grant

In boyhood Jamie used to run,
played with his pals out in the sun
but now his time is moving on;
the sun's gone out
and his pals are gone.

Though misadventure took his legs
He moves about on his hand-pegs.
And while he can go on
He'll never be one who sits and begs;
He'll drink his life down to its dregs
Until it's done.
Artist / maker
Date
1871
Size
16.4 x 13.2 cm
Location
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection
Rights and purchasing
Option
Price
Digital FileElectronic file 72 dpi JPEG
£5.11(inc. VAT 20%)
Digital FileElectronic File 300 dpi TIFF
£26.04(inc. VAT 20%)
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