Powder Horn: William Hardy (R-89), with a Vignette Satire of the British Receiving Scalps from Indian Allies
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, brown ink, graphite, and gold, copper, and blue metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Overall: 12 7/8 x 14 1/2 in. ( 32.7 x 36.8 cm )
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: RA Grider 1891
Signed and inscribed at lower right in brown ink: "RA Grider 1891."; inscribed at upper right: "The WM. HARDY", followed by a brief history of the horn; at lower right below vignette: "A SCENE ON THE FRONTIERS AS PRACTICED BY THE HUMANE / BRITISH AND THEIR WORTHY ALLIES!", followed by a satirical poem; at middle left: "Note concerning picture & voucher...", followed by an explanation of the imagery and text
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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