Francis Marion Crossing the Pee Dee River

Unframed: $500
Framed: $750

By William Tylee Ranney

This giclee canvas of Francis Marion Crossing the Pee Dee depicts Marion the South’s most famous Revolutionary War hero and his troops crossing the Pee Dee River.

Francis Marion, (1732–1795) , named the Swamp Fox, Marion was famous for his ability to disappear with his ragtag band of guerrilla warriors into the swamps and bogs of the Pee Dee River in South Carolina, successfully eluding and frustrating British with his hit and run tactics.

Artist William Ranney represents Marion and his men traversing the river. Both the American Art-Union and Currier & Ives produced prints after the painting.

General Francis Marion, a South Carolinian, left his family to lead a group of irregular troops against the British.  Marion, who used his vast knowledge of the lowlands to his advantage in surprise attacks on Tory camps.

The artist, Ranney had a particular interest in and admiration for the heroes of the ante-bellum South, having spent much of his youth in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

 ARTIST: (After) William Tylee Ranney (American, 1813-1857)

YEAR:  circa 1850

TITLE: Francis Marion Crossing the Pee Dee River

IMAGE SIZE: 27 ½ x 42 in. ( 69.85 x 106.70  cm.)

FRAMED SIZE: 32 x 46 in. (81 x 117 cm.)

PAPER: Epson’s Exhibition Canvas Satin

MEDIUM: Giclee, Works on Paper

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