Thomas Paine

by John Trumbull (1756—1843)

Oil on wood; 10.2 x 8.9 (4 x 3 1/2 in). Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello, Charlottesville, VA.

by Auguste Millière (active 1876—96)

Oil on canvas; 16 x 12 inches (406 x 305 mm). After an

by Laurent Dabos (1762—1835)

Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian), Washington, DC.

by Laurent Dabos (1762—1835)

Thomas Paine, c. 1792

by William Sharp (1749—1824)

Engraving. Based on the portrait by British artist George Romney (1734—1802).

Thomas Paine at age 55.

by John Welsey Jarvis (c.1780—1840)

Age 72.

by John Welsey Jarvis (c.1780—1840)

Age 70.

The British red coat (which gave the British soldiers the soubriquet of lobsterback) had been instituted in 1660 and was not to leave the battlefield until 1882. It was the national corporate logo, and arrayed beneath it were subordinate brands — the regiments with their facing colors (the contrast color of the lapel and cuff), connected to the mother brand but differentiated.

Michael Stephenson
Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (2007)