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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

Object Number: 
1907.36.261
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and silver and copper metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 14 3/4 in. ( 30.5 x 37.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: signed bottom left: Dec.1892/ Rufus A. Grider/ Canajoharie / N.Y.
Inscriptions: 
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"
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group