Powder Horn: The Yorktown (R-77), Two Sides Depicted, with a Vignette View of Yorktown, Virginia, and Portrait Vignettes of General DeGrasse, Count Rochambeau, King Louis XVI of France, and George Washington, in Silhouette, copy after Samuel Folwell
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, and graphite with selective glazing on beige paper laid on paper
Overall: 11 x 14 9/16 in. ( 27.9 x 37 cm )
inscriptions: Signed bottom center: Rufus A. Grider of Canajoharie N.Y. / Sketched at Washington D.C. Dec.30, 1890.
Signed and inscribed at lower center below horn in brown ink: "Rufus AGrider of Canajoharie N.Y. / Sketd at Washington Dec. 30 1890"; at lower right below vignette: "LOUIS / XVI KING / of FRANCE..."; below: "The YORKTOWN...", followed by a brief history of the horn; at middle right below vignette: "Silhouette / from life by Folwell / Commander in Chief / WASHINGTON"; at center between vignettes: "YORKTOWN in Virginia..."
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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