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Powder Horn: The J. P. (R-93), Two Sides Depicted, with a Vignette Scene of Taring and Feathering the British Customs Officer in Boston, 1774, after a print

Object Number: 
1907.36.272
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, brown ink, graphite, and gold, copper, and blue metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/8 x 14 5/8 in. ( 31.4 x 37.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed top center: Rufus A. Grider Canajoharie N.Y. Bottom right: Rufus A. Grider of Canajoharie N.Y.
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at upper center below horn in brown ink and graphite: "Rufus A. Grider. Canajoharie N.Y."; inscribed at center in brown ink: "THE / JP", followed by a brief history of the horn; at lower right below vignette: "A NEW METHOD OF MACARONY MAKING AS PRACTISE AT BOSTON", followed by a poem from the 1774 print
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group