Uniforms of the American Revolution: Grenadiers, Hessian Regiments von Rall and von Specht

Object Number: 
1921.118
Date: 
c. 1910
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, collage, black ink, and graphite on two boards
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. ( 37.8 x 28.6 cm ) mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. ( 48.9 x 36.2 cm )
Marks: 
signature: Cut off signature lower right: "Chas. M.L."
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "Chas. M. L[cut]"; inscribed at lower left: "Captured at Trenton '76"; along upper edge: "Grenadier Regt. von Rall. Hessian 1776 Grenadier Regt. von Specht 1777. Canada"
Gallery Label: 
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 Charles MacKubin Lefferts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group