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Powder Horn: John Calfe (R-27), Two Sides Depicted, with Vignettes of the Ruins at Fort Ticonderoga, a Portrait of General Arthur St. Clair, and a View of Fort Ty, after W.G. Wall

Object Number: 
1907.36.208
Date: 
1887
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and gold and blue metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. ( 36.2 x 38.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed center: RA Grider of Canajoharie N.Y.
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower center in brown ink: "Part of the ruins of FORT TICONDEROGA...by R. A. Grider of Canajoharie N.Y."; inscribed at lower right: "The JOHN CALFE PR. HORN", followed by a brief history of the horn; at middle left below portrait: "Genl. ARTHUR St. CLAIR who / COMMANDED THERE IN 1777."; at upper right below vignette: "FORT TY. by W.G. WALL / from Mt. INDEPENDENCE."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group