Powder Horn: The Bell (R-17), with a Vignette Scene of the British Soldiers at Fort Schuyler and Portrait Vignettes of Colonel Barry St. Leger and General Nicholas Herkimer
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and copper metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Overall: 11 5/16 x 14 3/8 in. ( 28.7 x 36.5 cm )
inscriptions: Signed bottom center and right: RA Grider 1892
Signed and inscribed at center below horn in black ink: "Rufus A. Grider Canajoharie N.Y. 1892"; inscribed at upper right: "The year 1777 was the time of greatest peril....", followed by extensive history; below: "The BELL Powder Horn...RA Grider 1892.", with a brief history of the horn; inscribed at lower center below vignette scene: "A REVOLUTIONARY incident…"; below vignette at upper left: "COL. BARRY ST. LEGER"; below vignette at lower left: "General Nichs. HERKIMER"
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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