Powder Horn: Captain Gad Stanley (R-109), Two Sides Depicted, with Vignette Views of the 'Castle', Boston Harbor, in 1789, and the Old Powder House near Boston

Object Number: 
1907.36.288
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Brown and black ink and wash, watercolor, graphite, and gold and green metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/8 x 14 in. ( 30.8 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom left: Rufus A. Grider/ Canajoharie N.Y. 1893.
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left below horn in brown ink: "Rufus A. Grider / Canajoharie / N.Y. 1893."; inscribed at center: "Capt. GAD STANLEY...", followed by an extensive history of the horn's owners; at lower right below vignette: "The Stone POWDER HOUSE..."; at upper right: "The Capt. GAD STANELY / POWDER HORN.", followed by a brief history of the horn; at upper left: "RECORD. Capt Gad Stanley of Farmington Conn...."; at middle left above vignette: "The CASTLE. / BOSTON HARBOR 1789."; ver
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group