Drawings - German, Austrian, Czech, Swiss

Collection Data

Description
Friedrich von Germann was a captain of a regiment from Hesse-Hanau, one of the many German auxiliary troops hired by George III to fight in the American Revolution. He arrived in Canada in 1775, served in the southern campaigns, and was present at the surrender at Saratoga. During the war, he painted a series of watercolors of American, British, and German soldiers. The New York Public Library’s 13 drawings may be 19th-century copies of von Germann’s watercolors, possibly by the artists E. Sack and Kail (whose names appear on the drawings). They were removed from New York historian William Leete Stone's translation of "Memoirs and letters and journals of Major General Riedesel, during his residence in America." Albany: Munsell, 1868, 2 vols. [*KZ 17996-18134.]
Names
Von Germann, Friedrich, -1794 (Artist)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1766 - 1794 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Shelf locator: MEKO
Topics
Military uniforms
Military personnel
Genres
Drawings
Physical Description
Watercolors
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 52d342e0-c608-012f-b027-58d385a7bc34
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