Uniforms of the American Revolution: Grenadier, 5th Foot Company, British Army

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c. 1910
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on board
Overall: 15 x 9 3/8 in. ( 38.1 x 23.8 cm ) mat: 19 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. ( 48.6 x 35.9 cm )
signature: lower right: "Chas. M. Lefferts"
Signed at lower right in red gouache: "Chas. M. Lefferts"; inscribed along upper edge in brown gouache: "Grenadier of the 5th Foot British Army 1774-1778"
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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.
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