Uniforms of the American Revolution: Private, British Army, 43rd Regiment, 1775
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on board
Overall: 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. ( 37.5 x 24.1 cm ) mat: 19 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. ( 48.6 x 35.9 cm )
signature: lower left: "Chas M. Lefferts"
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "Chas. M. Lefferts"; inscribed at lower center: "Uniform worn at Bunker hill, 1775."; along upper edge: "Private 43rd Regt. British Army 1776-83. Field dress 1775-77"
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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