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Uniforms of the American Revolution: Soldier, 40th Regiment of Foot, Light Infantry Company, British Army

Object Number: 
1911.99
Date: 
1912
Medium: 
Gouache, watercolor, black ink, and graphite on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 5/8 x 12 3/4 in. ( 49.8 x 32.4 cm ) mat: 22 x 16 3/16 in. ( 55.9 x 41.1 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Chas M. Lefferts"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in red gouache: "Chas. M. Lefferts / 1912."; printed label affixed to verso with description of uniform and regimental history
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 Charles MacKubin Lefferts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group