Object Title

Flintlock sporting gun - By Forsyth and Co

Flintlock sporting gun - By Forsyth and Co

Object Number

XII.1282

Provenance

From the Norton Hall Collection. Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund, 1942. Formally in the collection of Beriah Botfield (1807 - 1863) at Norton Hall, Northamptonshire. This collection would appear to have been formed in the 1840's. Norton Hall was acquired by Beriah Botfield's grandfather (who died in 1801), Thomas Botfield acquired it from the descendants of Nicholas Breton. Beriah Botfield restored Norton Hall to its former glories. The collection was finally purchased, with the aid of the National Art-Collections Fund, for the nation from Lady Beatrice Thynne on the occasion of her death in 1942. The full sum paid for the collection would appear to have been £2,650. The purchase was negotiated with Lady Weymouth who was acting as attorney for Lord Weymouth (who was away on active service), who was tenant-for-life of the property (the collection had been settled on Lord Weymouth for life).

Dimensions

BarrelLength895 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

.580 in (24 bore)

Associations

Notes

This gun has almost certainly had an alternative detonator lock, now missing.