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Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet

Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet

Date

about 1802

Object Number

XII.1278

Provenance

From the Norton Hall Collection. Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund, 1942.

Physical Description

Smoothbore. Silver mounted, decorated with hunting and classical scenes. These include relief figure (silver on a gold background) of the goddess Diana, with hound, bow and quiver on the finial. A boar hunt in Greco-Roman style on the side-plate. Medusa’s head and trophy of the Liberal Arts on the trigger guard, and a trophy of Roman arms on the butt-plate. A golden fox on the lock plate attacks a golden hound, a conceit borrowed from the famous animal painter, Jean Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755). Carlos IV is personally acknowledged by his portrait, framed by attributes of royalty, at the ramrod socket.

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Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength38.25 in
BarrelLength972 mm
OverallLength53.5 in
OverallLength1360 mm
OverallWeight2.3 kg
OverallWeight5.12 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.638 in (18 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Owner
Crown over C (Carlos IV of Spain)
Escutcheon plate on the wrist
Engraved

Associations

Notes

Carlos’s gift consisted of two rifles of different and complex forms, two pistolets de combat , a fusil double (double-barrelled fowling piece) and six 18-bore fusils simples (single barrelled smoothbores), of which the Armouries’ piece is one.

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Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzleloading gun By Nicholas Noel Boutet. XII.1278
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Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzleloading gun By Nicholas Noel Boutet. XII.1278
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzleloading gun By Nicholas Noel Boutet. XII.1278
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzleloading gun By Nicholas Noel Boutet. XII.1278
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzleloading gun By Nicholas Noel Boutet. XII.1278
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzleloading gun By Nicholas Noel Boutet. XII.1278
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Nicholas Noel Boutet Of exceptional quality, with Egyptian three-dimensional caryatid on the underside of the stock.
Sent as a gift in 1802 to King Charles IV of Spain from Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul of France.
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzleloading gun By Nicholas Noel Boutet. XII.1278
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzleloading gun By Nicholas Noel Boutet. XII.1278
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzleloading gun By Nicholas Noel Boutet. XII.1278
Thumbnail image of Flintlock muzzleloading gun By Nicholas Noel Boutet. XII.1278
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