Three Powder Horns: The Jonathan Perkins, The John Orr, The Thadeus Warrin (FW-91, 92, 93), Two Sides Depicted, with a Landscape Vignette of the Old Powder House, Dedham, Massachussetts

Object Number: 
1907.36.79
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and copper metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. ( 31.1 x 38.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: Sketched by RA Grider July 8th, 1891
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at upper right in brown ink: "HORN No. 91 was in service in 1780 / at WEST POINT...1891. RA Grider"; inscribed at upper left: "HORN No. 92 belonged to John Orr..."; inscribed at middle right: "HORN / No. 93..."; with brief histories of the horns; inscribed at lower right: "Ancient POWDER HOUSE at Dedham, Mass....", followed by a brief history; verso inscribed at center in graphite with an extensive history of the Orr horn
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group