Powder Horn: The Foul Treason (R-82), Two Sides Depicted, with Vignette Scenes of the Capture of Major Andre and the Robinson House, and Portraits of Andre and Benedict Arnold
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and silver and copper metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Overall: 12 x 14 3/4 in. ( 30.5 x 37.5 cm )
inscriptions: signed bottom left: Dec.1892/ Rufus A. Grider/ Canajoharie / N.Y.
Inscribed and signed at lower center below horn in brown ink: "Decr. 1892. / Rufus A. Grider / Canajoharie N.Y."; at middle right: "FOUL / TREASON", followed by a brief history of the horn; at lower left encircling vignette: "ROBINSON'S HOUSE / HERE ARNOLD & ANDRE MET TO PLOT THE TREASON."; at middle left above vignette: "Maj. JOHN ANDRE"; at middle right below vignette: "BENEDICT ARNOLD"
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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