Uniforms of the American Revolution: Private, 23rd Massachusetts Continental Infantry
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"
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.
Gift of Charles MacKubin Lefferts
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