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Two Powder Horns: The G. C. and The Mermaid (R-142, 143), with a Vignette Facsimilie of Sir Henry Clinton's Dispatch to Burgoyne, and the 'Silver Bullet' Swallowed by the Messenger

Object Number: 
1907.36.320
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Watercolor, black and brown ink and wash, gouache, collage, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 7/16 x 14 1/2 in. ( 26.5 x 36.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed lower right: RA Grider July 1890. Upper center: Sketch July 1890 by RA Grider
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at middle right below horn in gray ink: "RA Grider July 1890."; inscribed at lower left: "The G.C. and MERMAID, two Revolutionary / much worn horns...", followed by a brief history of the horn; at upper left: "SIR HENRY CLINTON'S dispatch / to Genl BURGOYNE...", with a quote from Clinton; at lower right inside vignette: "actual size of the silver / bullet containing the / dispatch which the Spy had / swallowed..."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group