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Uniforms of the American Revolution: Musicians, 4th Regiment of Foot, British Army, 1788

Object Number: 
1923.139
Date: 
1912
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 7 in. ( 25.4 x 17.8 cm ) mat: 19 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. ( 48.6 x 35.9 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "Chas. M. Lefferts 1912"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in black ink: "Chas. M. Lefferts / 1912"; verso has attached printed label with historical background
Description: 
Military
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 the Estate of Charles MacKubin Lefferts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group