The Dundee firm of Whytock & Sons had a large shop in the town centre in the mid 19th century and was an important part of city life.
Clan badge of the Bowman family, c. 1850
© McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum
- Diameter: 7.3 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £306 ( Total: £408)
- Acquired in:
- Lyon & Turnbull
This clan badge takes the conventional garter form with the motto 'SUBLIMIA CURES' [possible translation: Take a care for the Sublime] with the crest of a cupid shooting an arrow. Both the crest and the motto are associated with the Bowman family. The cupid is in the form of a Negro boy dressed in skins which may indicate that the family was connected with the slave industry.
Dr William Guthrie; by descent.
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