Powder Horn: Catharine Merkley (R-23), Two Sides Depicted, with a Vignette Scene of Catharine Merkley on Horseback Pursued by Native Americans
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and green and gold metallic pigment with selective glazing on paper
Overall: 11 x 14 5/8 in. ( 27.9 x 37.1 cm )
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: RA Grider / Mar.1892. Center: RA Grider / 1892
Inscribed and signed at lower right in black ink: "The CATHARINE MERKLEY...RA Grider / Mar. 1892.", with a brief history of the horn; inscribed at center beside vignette: "CATHARINE / MERKLEY a young Schoharie / Co. Lady Killed by Indians...RA Grider / 1892", with history of the incident
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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