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Uniforms of the American Revolution: Soldiers, Emmerich's Chasseurs, a Partisan Loyalist Regiment

Object Number: 
1927.134
Date: 
1914
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 7 5/8 in. ( 25.4 x 19.4 cm ) mat: 19 1/8 x 14 1/4 in. ( 48.6 x 36.2 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "Chas. M. Lefferts / 1915"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in brown watercolor: "Chas. M. Lefferts / 1914"; verso inscribed at center in graphite: "This is an original water color of / the 'Emmerck[sic] Chasseurs' a Partizan Corp. / (Loyalists) in the War if Independance 1776-83 / Painted by Chas. M Lefferts"
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 the Estate of Charles MacKubin Lefferts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group