Powder Horn: John Towne (FW-102), Two Sides Depicted, with Vignettes of Bunker Hill as Seen from Boston and Pilgrims Returning from Meeting
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and copper metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Overall: 11 x 15 1/4 in. ( 27.9 x 38.7 cm )
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: Rufus A. Grider. Canajoharie N.Y./ 1892
Inscribed and signed at lower right in brown: "The JOHN TOWNE...Rufus A Grider. Canajoharie N.Y. / 1892"; inscribed at middle right below vignette: "BUNKER'S HILL FROM BOSTON...", with brief histories of the horn and fort; at middle left below vignette: "RETURN from MEETING / in Colonial times."; at upper right a poem by McFingal
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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