Powder Horn: Van Wie Benthusen (FW-116), with Two Landscape Vignettes of the Onondaga Indian Fort, New York and a Map

Object Number: 
1907.36.99
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink and wash, gouache, and graphite with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/16 x 13 7/8 in. ( 28.1 x 35.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed center right: RA Grider Oct. 1888
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at middle right in brown ink below powder horn: "RA Grider Oct. 1888."; at lower right below vignette: "near view of the remains of the Onondaga Indian Fort as / they appeared in 1888...RA Grider", with a brief history of the horn; inscribed at middle right: "The / BENTHUSEN."; at upper center above vignette: "View from the W. of the Site of the Onondaga Indian Fort of 1756."; at middle left below map: "In 1756, Sir Wm. Johnson built a picketed FORT..."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group