Powder Horn: Captain Jonathan Fowler (FW-55), Two Sides Depicted, with Vignettes of a Portrait of William Pitt and a View of the Harbor at Louisburg (Louisbourg), Canada

Object Number: 
1907.36.54
Date: 
c. 1890
Medium: 
Watercolor, black and brown ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and gold and green metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/8 x 14 3/8 in. ( 28.3 x 36.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: not signed
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at center below vignette in blue watercolor: "ENTRANCE TO LOUISBOURG HARBOR AND VIEW OF LOUISBOURG FROM THE N.E. 1757"; at lower left below oval portrait vignette in brown wash: "William PITT -- the Elder. / EARL OF CHATHAM.", followed by a brief biography of Pitt; at lower center: "The CAPTN. JONN. FOWLER.", followed by a brief history of the 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