Object Title

Painting - Gunpowder factory at Roslin

Painting - Gunpowder factory at Roslin

Object Number



William Hardie Ltd, Fine Art Consultants & Valuers. Purchased from the dealer, 26 April 2001.

Physical Description

Oil on canvas, depicting the Roslin powder mills in the midground within Roslin Glen and the Pentland Hills in the background.


PaintingHeight610 mm
PaintingLength1372 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Indistinctly signed in the lower right corner 'W. Fellon' (or 'Gellon'). and dated on the stone in the left centre foreground '1780', together with what appear to be the initials 'M & W'


Bibliographic References

The painting would appear to be that which appears in the CD-Rom 'Roslin Gunpowder Mills', produced by the Roslin Heritage Society.


Possibly the only known depiction of a Scottish gunpowder works in operating condition. From an earlier photograph of the painting it is clear that some small areas have been restored at some dat (by Hardie?) and that the the present frame is modern and unlike the original, which has a'Gothic' air to it. (See image supplied by Winnie Stevenson, of Roslin Glen, in letter of 8/03/2003 in object file).