Uniforms of the American Revolution: Musician for the Federal Procession, 1788

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Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on beige paper
Overall: 10 x 7 in. ( 25.4 x 17.8 cm ) mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. ( 48.9 x 36.2 cm )
signature and date: lower left: "Chas M. Lefferts/ 1912"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in black ink: "Chas. M. Lefferts / 1912."; inscribed below: "MUSICIAN FOR THE FEDERAL PROCESSION 1788. U.S.A."; with 5 detail sketches and extensive color and style annotations
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The Federal Procession of July 23, 1788, was an elaborate public parade and demonstration held in New York City in support of the adoption of the United States Constitution. Lefferts's watercolor is an unpublished study of a musician for the procession.
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