Powder Horn: Elisha Searle (FW-186), with Vignettes of the Meadow and Meeting House at Dearfield, Massachusetts

Object Number: 
1907.36.162
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 14 9/16 in. ( 28.6 x 37 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed upper center: Rufus A. Grider July, 1890. Signed bottom left: Deerfield Mass. July 1890 RA Grider.
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower left beside powder horn in brown ink: "Deerfield Mass. July 1890 RA Grider."; ; also inscribed and signed inside vignette image; inscribed at middle right: "The SEARLE.", followed by a brief history of the horn; at upper right below vignette: "The first MEETING HOUSE..."; at middle left below vignette: "A view of the great MEADOW at Deerfield..."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group