Help us bring life to art, and art to lives. Make a donation.

Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Drawing from an Ornament Scrapbook: A Flintlock Gun Lock

18th century
probably French
Pen, blue ink, and blue wash
7 9/16 x 3 5/8 in. (19.2 x 9.2 cm)
Works on Paper-Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
Not on view
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014," November 11, 2014–December 6, 2015.

Related Objects

Album of Tournaments and Parades in Nuremberg

Date: late 16th–mid-17th century Medium: Pen and ink, watercolor, gold and silver washes; paper bound in gold-tooled leather Accession: 22.229 On view in:Gallery 373

Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias (1707–1724)

Artist: Signature probably refers to Jean Drouart (French, Paris, died before October 1715) Date: dated 1712 Medium: Steel, gold, brass, silk, cotton, metallic yarn, paper Accession: 1989.3 On view in:Gallery 376

Costume Armor in the Classical Style

Artist: Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé (French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800) Date: ca. 1788–90 Medium: Linen, papier-mâché, bole, gold leaf, graphite (helmet); silk, cotton, metal coils and spangles, metallic yarn (tunic) Accession: 1988.65.1–.2 On view in:Gallery 376

Drawing with Seven Designs for Firearms Ornament

Artist: Jean-Francois Lucas (French, 1747–1825) Date: 1806 Medium: Pen and black ink, with gray wash and traces of graphite, on paper Accession: 2014.627 On view in:Not on view

Design for a Percussion Pistol

Artist: Martin Riester (French, Colmar 1819–1883 Paris) Date: dated 1850 Medium: Pen, ink, and pencil on paper Accession: 2012.138 On view in:Not on view