Powder Horn: Henry Borst (FW-19), with a Vignette of The Grand Arbor Banquet of 1782
Watercolor, brown ink, black ink and wash, graphite, gouache and gold metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper with a landscape vignette laid on at upper center
Overall: 11 x 14 5/8 in. ( 27.9 x 37.1 cm )
inscriptions: Signed bottom left: Rufus A. Grider Canajoharie / N.Y. July 20, 1889
Signed and inscribed at lower left below powder horn in brown ink: "Rufus A. Grider Canajoharie N.Y. July 20. 1889."; inscribed below vignette in black ink: "THE GRAND ARBOR", followed by a long inscription with the history of President Washington's Ball in honor of the birth of the French heir to the throne in 1782; at lower right: "The HENRY BORST", followed by a brief history of the horn
Fete May 31, 1782 in honor of the new born son of the King of France by the Army on the Hudson. Military
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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