A farewell dock scene. In the centre a sailor in a rowing boat on the right embraces a woman who is standing on the dock on the left wearing a green head scarf and red dress and shawl. On the left a young sailor stands with two young ladies and a young boy is leaning on barrels in the foreground. There are three sailors are in the rowing boat, two are seated and one stands holding an oar on the far right. The River Mersey and a ship can be seen in the middle distance with land beyond.