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Powder Horn: The Mermaid (FW-146), with Carving Unfurled and a Landscape Vignette of Crown Point, New York

Object Number: 
1907.36.129
Date: 
1887
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 15/16 x 13 1/16 in. ( 25.2 x 33.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: signed bottom center: Oct. 26, 1887 R A Grider and center right RA Grider/ Oct. 26th, 1887
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower center in brown ink: "Oct. 26. 1887 RA Grider."; inscribed at right of horn: "The / MERMAID..., followed by a brief history of the horn; below vignette: "The LIGHT HOUSE & scenery at CROWN POINT N.Y…."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group