Colonel Richard Platt (1754-1830)

Object Number: 
1935.87
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory in gold frame
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.4 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
Initials: on back of gold frame:"R P."
Gallery Label: 
Richard Platt served throughout most of the Revolutionary War as aide-de-camp to General Alexander McDougall; afterward he remained in the regular army until his retirement in 1820. In this portrait Platt is shown wearing his military uniform, to which is pinned the badge of the Society of the Cincinnati, formed in 1784 by officers of the Continental Army who had fought in the War of Independence.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group