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This line-block reproduction of a wood-engraved image is in portrait orientation. A man stands tall in the middle of the image on top of a hill, holding onto a scarf billowing in the strong wind and looking at a crow sitting on a branch. The man spans from the base to the top of the page in height and takes up about half of the width. In the foreground are various plants and twigs springing up and covering his feet. One plant rises up taller than the others on the left, reaching about his waist in height. The man is centered in the page. He is wearing a baggy coat that reaches the ground but is split slightly at the waist to reveal a sliver of her long, lighter-coloured robe. The coat has baggy sleeves that hang far below his left arm, which is positioned up horizontally across his body. He is holding onto a scarf that billows behind him on the left side of the page. His right arm is crossed underneath his left. The coat he wears is tied together at the neck with a single button. His hair is wavy and blown back from his face in a sort of mane from the wind. His face is turned towards the right of the page and tilted slightly up, showing a three-quarters profile. He looks at a crow that sits slightly above eye-level on a branch extending out from the top right corner of the page. The crow is bigger than the man’s head and looks back at him, leaning forward on the branch. The branches of an evergreen tree with pine needles stick out below the bare branch upon which the crow sits. In the background of the man and the crow is a faintly outlined city made up of many little houses, which seem to be at the bottom of the hill they are on. Behind the city is a skyline with a few clouds and a dark upper edge. In the bottom left corner a small logo appears in a doubly-lined square that has the letters “F” “A” and “S” scripted over top of each other; this is the monogram signature of the artist, Frederick Augustus Sandys. In the bottom right corner the word “SWAIN” [caps] appears in a light colour contrasted with the dark ferns behind it; this is the signature of the wood engraver.