Powder Horn: Captain Nathan Hale (R-110), with Vignettes of Nathan Hale's Birthplace, Coventry Connecticut, his School in New London, and a Scene of his Capture on Long Island, New York

Object Number: 
1907.36.289
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/8 x 14 3/4 in. ( 28.9 x 37.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom left: RA Grider Augt. 1890/ Canajoharie N.Y.
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left below horn in brown ink: "RA Grider Augt 1890. / Canajoharie N.Y."; inscribed at center below vignettes: "his birthplace at COVENTRY Conn. / his Capture at LONG ISLAND..."; at middle right below vignette: "The house in / which he taught / School..."; facsimilie signature at lower right: " 'Nathan Hale' / Powder Horn with its leather strap.", followed by an excerpt from a poem called Life of Nathan Hale
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group