Powder Horn: J. F. Starin and Family (R-56), with Vignette Scenes of the Dutch Reformed Church at Caughnawaga, now Fonda, New York, and the Mohawk River at Fonda, New York
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, and graphite with selective glazing on beige paper
Overall: 10 7/8 x 14 in. ( 27.6 x 35.6 cm )
inscriptions: Signed upper left and bottom right: RA Grider. Signed top center: R. A. Grider/ July 25, 1887
Signed and inscribed at lower center below vignette: "RA Grider July 25. 1887"; below vignette at bottom right: "Looking up the MOHAWK at FONDA N.Y….RA Grider", with a description of the scene; inscribed at middle left: "The J.F. STARIN…," followed by a brief history of the horn; at upper left, referring to the letters carved on the horn: "The 'PS FS NS NSP / IS AS, MS' / most likely are the initials / of 7 members / of the Starin / family / who intermarried / with Putnam's / & Sammons..."
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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