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
Watercolor, black and brown ink and wash, gouache, collage, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper
Overall: 10 7/16 x 14 1/2 in. ( 26.5 x 36.8 cm )
inscriptions: Signed lower right: RA Grider July 1890. Upper center: Sketch July 1890 by RA Grider
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..."
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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