Uniforms of the American Revolution: The Philadelphia Light Horse Troops, 1775; verso: Fragmentary Revolutionary War Scene

Object Number: 
1923.117
Date: 
c. 1910
Medium: 
Watercolor, black crayon, gouache, black ink, and graphite on board; graphite and watercolor
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 18 5/8 in. ( 31.8 x 47.3 cm ) mat: 22 x 28 in. ( 55.9 x 71.1 cm )
Description: 
History: This unfinished picture shows the city's Light Horse troop escorting Martha Washington on her journey to join the new commander in chief of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1775.
Gallery Label: 
This unfinished picture shows the city's Light Horse troop escorting Martha Washington on her journey to join the new commander in chief of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1775.
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