Uniforms of the American Revolution: Soldier, 40th Regiment of Foot, Light Infantry Company, British Army
Gouache, watercolor, black ink, and graphite on board
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 )
signature: lower right: "Chas M. Lefferts"
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
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.