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Powder Horn: William Hardy (R-89), with a Vignette Satire of the British Receiving Scalps from Indian Allies

Object Number: 
1907.36.268
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, brown ink, graphite, and gold, copper, and blue metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 7/8 x 14 1/2 in. ( 32.7 x 36.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: RA Grider 1891
Inscriptions: 
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
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group