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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

Object Number: 
1907.36.201
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and copper metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 5/16 x 14 3/8 in. ( 28.7 x 36.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom center and right: RA Grider 1892
Inscriptions: 
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"
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group