Uniforms of the American Revolution: Captain, French Army, Saintonge Regiment Infantry
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on board
Overall: 14 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. ( 37.8 x 23.8 cm ) mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. ( 48.9 x 36.2 cm )
signature: lower left: "Chas M. Lefferts"
Signed at lower left in brown watercolor: "Chas. M. Lefferts"; inscribed at lower center: "Parade Dress"; along upper edge: "A Captain of the Saintonge Regt. French Army 1780-83 #85 Inf. of the Line"
This is one of the original studies by Lefferts for his landmark Uniforms of the American, British, French, and German Armies in the War of the American Revolution, 1775-1783, published by the Society in 1926. The result of a lifetime of research by the artist and author, this volume was the first major published treatise on regimental uniforms of the Revolutionary war.
Gift of Charles MacKubin Lefferts
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