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Powder Horn: Henry Borst (FW-19), with a Vignette of The Grand Arbor Banquet of 1782

Object Number: 
1907.36.19
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
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
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 14 5/8 in. ( 27.9 x 37.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom left: Rufus A. Grider Canajoharie / N.Y. July 20, 1889
Inscriptions: 
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
Description: 
Fete May 31, 1782 in honor of the new born son of the King of France by the Army on the Hudson. Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group