Wednesday, May 15, 2019

William Tylee Ranney - the West of the 1840s

Salvete Omnes,
I have bought and waiting for this book to arrive -   Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney, With a Catalogue of His Works.
 I am looking forward to read it, to study and to copy some of the work by maestro Ranney, who was a soldier - sort of like our Polish XVI-XVIII century noblemen - volunteer in the Texas revolution.
There are some of his painting from wiki commons and The Atheneuem ..




also he was a historical painter, especially the American Revolution
Ranney's vision of the Cowpens battle

Gen. George Washington - detail from the work titled The Battle of Princeton

 very interesting detail from a great painting of the Revolutionary War showing Marion crossing the Pee Dee

nota bene one of my most favorite Western giants - Kit Carson

and trappers


1 comment:

Dario T. W. said...
one below is not Ranney but one the subject of the Swamp Fox's deeds and actions -