Powder Horn: Isaac Turck Elwyn (FW-187, 188), with Two Vignettes of Tavern Signs

Object Number: 
1907.36.163
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 14 1/4 in. ( 27.6 x 36.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom: R.A. Grider July 12, 1890. Center: Rufus A. Grider of Canajoharie N.Y./ July & augt. 1890.
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left below powder horn in brown ink: "R A Grider July 12. 1890."; also inscribed and signed at lower center in brown ink; inscribed at lower right: "The ELWYN.", followed by a brief history of the horn; at upper center below vignettes: "A SWING / TAVERN SIGN..."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group