Uniforms of the American Revolution: Baron von Riedesel and Brunswick Staff Officers

Object Number: 
c. 1910
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on board
Overall: 11 x 8 in. ( 27.9 x 20.3 cm )
signature: lower left: "Chas. M. Lefferts" inscriptions: on back: "Baron Friedrich Adolph von Riedesel / Commanding / Brunswickers in Canada / 1776 / Original sketch by Lefferts / German uniforms"
Signed at lower left in gray gouache over black crayon: "Chas. M. Lefferts"; verso inscribed at center in graphite: "Baron Friedrich Adolph von Riedesel / commanding / Brunswickers in Canada. / 1776"
Gallery Label: 
This unpublished illustration shows Baron Friedrich Adolph von Riedesel, commander of Brunswick troops in Canada, with two Brunswick staff officers in 1776. He 1777 he served under Burgoyne in the British invasion of northern New York and was taken prisoner at Saratoga.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Charles MacKubin Lefferts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group