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Thomas Muir (1765–1799)
Thomas Muir (1765–1799)
Thomas Muir (1765–1799)
Thomas Muir (1765–1799)
Thomas Muir (1765–1799)

© the artist. Photo credit: East Dunbartonshire Council

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A Scottish political reformer; the artist depicts him in the final year of his life. Muir wore a dressing to cover his right eye socket after it had been smashed by shrapnel during an engagement between the Spanish ship Ninfa – where he was held prisoner – and the British naval fleet, just outside the port of Cadiz. This work is currently on display at Bishopbriggs Library.

Lillie Art Gallery



Thomas Muir (1765–1799)





Accession number

KITAK: 2004.58

Work type


Inscription description

inscribed on note at front: Thomas Muir of / Huntershill / 1765–1799 / – so celebrated for his / love of Liberty –


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Lillie Art Gallery

Station Road, Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire G62 8BZ Scotland

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