Uniforms of the American Revolution: Hesse-Cassel Corps

Object Number: 
c. 1910
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on board
mat: 19 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. ( 48.6 x 35.9 cm ) Overall: 14 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. ( 37.8 x 23.8 cm )
signature: lower right: "Chas. M. Lefferts"
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "Chas. M. Lefferts"; inscribed at lower center: "Private. Field dress"; along upper edge: "Private, mounted Hesse-Cassel Field Yager Corps 1776-83. Officer, Parade dress"
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