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Uniforms of the American Revolution: Hessian Private, Erb Prinz Fusileer Regiment of Hesse-Cassel

Object Number: 
1921.117
Date: 
c. 1910
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. ( 37.8 x 23.8 cm ) mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/8 in. ( 48.9 x 35.9 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right:"Chas M. Lefferts"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "Chas. M. Lefferts"; inscribed along upper edge: "Erb Prinz (Fusileer) Regt. 1776-83. Hessian A Private"
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