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Powder Horn: John Humphris (R-105), with a Vignette Portrait of Patrick Henry

Object Number: 
1907.36.284
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and gold and green metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/16 x 14 1/16 in. ( 28.4 x 35.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: signed lower center: Rufus A. Grider of Canajoharie N.Y./ March 1891
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left below horn in brown ink: "Rufus A. Grider of Canajoharie N.Y. / March 1891."; also signed at upper right and upper center; inscribed at upper right: "The JOHN HUMPHRIS", followed by a brief history of the horn; at lower right: "This horn belongs to an aged Highlander..."; at center below vignette: "PATRICK HENRY of VIRGINIA..."; at upper left: "In March of 1775 at Richmond..."; with extensive historical annotations
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group