Uniforms of the American Revolution: Private, 23rd Massachusetts Continental Infantry

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c. 1910
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on board
mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. ( 48.9 x 36.2 cm ) Overall: 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. ( 37.5 x 24.1 cm )
inscriptions: Signed bottom left: Chas. M. Lefferts
Signed at lower left in brown watercolor: "Chas. M. Lefferts"; inscribed at lower center: "Private"; at upper left: "23rd Mass. Cont. Inf.1777"
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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 Charles MacKubin Lefferts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group