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Powder Horn: John Coon (R-6), with Carving Unfurled and Vignettes of a View of Lake Cayuga, New York and a Portrait of General John Sullivan

Object Number: 
1907.36.190
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 13 7/8 in. ( 28.6 x 35.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: RA Grider. Center bottom: Rufus A. Grider Dec.26th 1889
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower center below horn in brown ink: "Rufus A. Grider Dec. 26th 1889."; inscribed and signed at middle left below vignette: "View of / CAYUGA LAKE / at Cayuga Station / Sketched Aug 27th / 1889. / by Rufus A. Grider / of Canajoharie N.Y."; inscribed at lower left: "JOHN COON was a Private..."; at lower right: "The JOHN COON.", followed by a brief history of the horn
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group