Oil on canvas. SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.
Self-Portrait as a Young Artist, 1745—49
In the fall of 1775 Congress chose brown as the original color for the national uniform. In October 1778, however, France sent uniforms with a predominance of blue coats (although there were also brown), and so on 2 October 1779 Congress switched to blue as the official color.