Flintlock long gun
- Art Funded
- Length: 148.5 cm
- Tony Willis
With its floral designs, a band of foliage at its breech, and the owners arms and motto just above, it is highly decorated and would certainly have been possessed primarily as a symbol of status and power. The gun closely resembles those depicted in contemporary portraits of noblemen in Highland dress in the Kelvingrove collection including a portrait of Lord Mungo Murray by John Michael Wright. In making this new acquisition, the museum gains an important opportunity to enrich its displays around a fascinating period in Scottish history.
Private collection; Tony Willis, 1996. The object has been subjected to an Art Loss Register search.