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Powder Horn: Silas Hoskins (R-8), with Carving Unfurled and Vignettes of the Boston Liberty Tree and a Revolutionary Era Caricature

Object Number: 
1907.36.192
Date: 
c. 1890
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and gold and copper metallic pigment with selective glazing on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/8 x 14 3/4 in. ( 28.3 x 37.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: RA Grider
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower right in black ink: "The SILAS HOSKINS...RA. Grider. .", with a brief history of the horn; inscribed at middle right below vignette: "The BOSTON LIBERTY TREE..."; at middle right: "one of the CHARACATURES[sic] of / that period."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group