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Powder Horn: The Lexington (R-85), with Vignettes of the Statue of a Minuteman, Concord, and a Scene of Battle in 1775, Lexington, Massachusetts

Object Number: 
1907.36.264
Date: 
c. 1888
Medium: 
Black ink, watercolor, gouache, brown ink, graphite, bronze and gold metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 5/8 x 14 1/8 in. ( 32.1 x 35.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: not signed
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at center above vignette in brown ink: "BRITISH ATTACK AT / LEXINGTON..."; inscribed at upper right: "The LEXINGTON. / was found under the ground...", followed by a brief history of the horn; at lower right below vignette: "MARBLE STATUA [sic] / OF A MINUET [sic] MAN..."; at lower center: "AT THIS SPOT ON APRIL 19 1775...", and at lower left: "NEAR THIS SPOT / SAML WHITTEMORE..."; followed by brief histories of the Revolutionary battle
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group