Powder Horn: The M. L. G. (FW-171), with Vignettes of a Portrait of William Johnson and The Burk Tavern Sign

Object Number: 
1907.36.150
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 14 7/16 in. ( 24.8 x 36.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed center: RA Grider July 17, 1890. Lower right: Sketch in August 1890 by Rufus A. Grider
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower center below powder horn in black ink: "RA Grider Dec. 29. 1889."; also inscribed and signed inside portrait vignette image; inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "The M.L.G.", followed by a brief history of the horn; at lower right: "Tavern Sign from the 'Burk Ft. Tavern'..."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group