Two Powder Horns: The "July the 2" and The Peter Ward (R-4, 5), with a Vignette Scene of the British Fleet in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, in 1776

Object Number: 
1907.36.189
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 7/8 x 13 3/4 in. ( 27.6 x 34.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom center: Rufus A. Grider Aug.15, 1890
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower center below horn in brown ink: "Rufus A. Grider Aug. 15. 1890."; inscribed at lower right "No. 4 JULY the SECOND... / No. 5 PETER WARD...", followed by brief histories of the horns and a key to the sites depicted in the vignette; at lower center below vignette: "CHARLESTON S.C. and the BRITISH FLEET...", with letters marking significant sites
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group