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Name Sawyier, Paul

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Painting - Old Capitol Hotel Portico

The painting is a watercolor cityscape. In the foreground is the Old Capitol Hotel steps and facade with people in rain gear walking. The background has trees, buildings, truck-like vehicle, people with umbrellas and the steeples from some of the Frankfort churches.

Image of Painting - Drinking Fountain in Front of Post Office

Painting - Drinking Fountain in Front of Post Office

This painting depicts a rainy cityscape of Wapping Street in Frankfort, Kentucky. Featured is a drinking fountain with a lightpost. Two women are to the right of the fountain and are depicted carrying umbrellas and walking on a sidewalk. A third figure is walking away in the distance. The road is on the left side of the painting and features a gutter on the right and trees lining it on the left. The Post Office is on the right side of the painting.

Image of Painting - Wapping Street

Painting - Wapping Street

In the foreground there is a large tree on the left hand side and a brick and wrought iron fence on the right. There is a large column at the corner of the fence. The sidewalk recedes from the foreground to the background as does the road on the left hand side.

Image of Painting - Wilson Store at Keene

Painting - Wilson Store at Keene

In the foreground a peddler is sitting on a horse-drawn cart in front of Wilson's store. A sidewalk with trees runs beside the road. A man is standing next to a tree (the middle ground) facing the peddler and his wagon. The building is white brick with green shutters. Vines are growing on a wooden porch.

Image of Painting - Cave Spring Farm

Painting - Cave Spring Farm

This is an oil painting by Paul Sawyier, signed in the lower right hand corner. The painting depicts the house at Cave Spring Farm. The foreground consists of an open yard with large tree on the left and a grouping of trees on the right. Shadows cover most of the yard, but areas (lower left hand corner) are sunlit. In the center of the painting is a two-storey white house with green shutters. Some of the shutters are open, other are closed. There is a two-storey front porch with a triangular pediment. There are four wood square columns on each porch, and the upper level has a railing. The background (to the side and behind the house) consist of a yard, white rail fence and trees on th

Image of Painting - Cave Spring Farm

Painting - Cave Spring Farm

This painting depicts a landscape with a house and several outbuildings. The main building is a red house with a stone foundation. The outbuildings and another house are to the right. A stone fence is in the lower half of the picture along the field. A wooden gate is in the fence line.

Image of Print - Old Covered Bridge over Kentucky River at Frankfort

Print - Old Covered Bridge over Kentucky River at Frankfort

This etching is shows the covered bridge that crossed the Kentucky River at St. Clair Street in Frankfort. There are two boats in the foreground. The post office and church steeples are visible in the right background along with other historic buildings. A wall or other structure is on the left background.

Image of Drawing - Judge George Robertson

Drawing - Judge George Robertson

This is a bust portrait of Judge George Robertson. The subject is facing the right side (viewer's perspective) and is wearing a dark suit with a waistcoat and white collared shirt. The signature is going across the subject's arm at an angle on the left side of the drawing. There is a white highlight along the edge of his collar and highlights in his eyes. There is writing on the back where it appears that the artist was practicing his signature.

Image of Banner - Banner, Log Cabin

Banner - Banner, Log Cabin

This banner depicts a log cabin with stone chimney that has an animal hide tacked to it. The cabin also has a nine pane window on the near side and a shake roof. The structure has a door and windows on the front. Original sketch done in red pencil or chalk.

Image of Painting - Snow Scene (in the Cemetery)

Painting - Snow Scene (in the Cemetery)

This landscape shows a snow scene centered on steps flanked by two trees. There are trees and bushes on the left side of painting.

Image of Drawing - George Robertson

Drawing - George Robertson

This is a bust portrait of Judge George Robertson. The subject is facing the right side (viewer's perspective) and is wearing a dark suit with a waistcoat and white collared shirt. The signature is going across the subject's arm at an angle on the left side of the drawing. Reads, "Paul Sawyier, Cinti '85."

Drawing - Emma M. Saffell

This portrait is of Emma M. Saffell and is a photograph that has been enhanced with charcoal. The subject is shown from the shoulders up and is looking toward the right side (viewer's perspective) of the paper. The subject is wearing a hat and a white outfit with a v-shaped neckline. The paper is over a canvas with wooden stretchers for framing.

Image of Painting - Covered Bridge

Painting - Covered Bridge

This painting is a view of a covered bridge with what appears to be two telephone poles. Two people are standing behind a stone retaining wall. There is a structure in the background and some trees at the far end of bridge.

Image of Painting - A Man Ploughing

Painting - A Man Ploughing

This impressionistic landscape depicts a horse pulling a plow through a field with a man holding the plow steady. The background features trees that appear to be unfinished and the piece is unsigned.

Image of Painting - Shaker Ferry Road

Painting - Shaker Ferry Road

This painting is a watercolor landscape featuring the top of High Bridge in the background. There is a winding dirt road in the foreground with trees and other foliage along the sides. There are some rock outcroppings on the left.

Image of Painting - Footbridge

Painting - Footbridge

The watercolor depicts the footbridge at Peaks Mill, Franklin County, Kentucky. The foreground is divided into the stream on the left and the bank with vegetation on the right. The focus of the painting is large curved tree that dominates the center and upper center. Below the tree is a footbridge with wooden planks and stone piers. The background consist of several buildings (barns, sheds and houses) and other foliage. The painting is signed in the lower right hand corner with a secondary incomplete signature done in a lighter color just to the left.

Image of Painting - Daniel Boone's Grave

Painting - Daniel Boone's Grave

This landscape features the memorial monument to Daniel Boone in the Frankfort Cemetery surrounded by trees. In the left background Frankfort can be seen through a break in the trees.

Image of Painting - Cave Spring Farm

Painting - Cave Spring Farm

In the foreground there is a pond and field in Keene, Kentucky. In the background there is a wooden fence intersecting with a stone fence with houses and outbuildings surrounded by trees. There is a moon behind the tree line and reflected in the pond. The house is red and the outbuildings are white.

Image of Painting - Punch Bowl Benson Creek

Painting - Punch Bowl Benson Creek

This painting was painted by Paul Sawyier around 1900 and is called "The Punch Bowl" or "Punch Bowl Benson Creek." This watercolor depicts Benson Creek in Frankfort, Kentucky. On the left side it has trees along the shoreline following the creek and it moves around the bend in the middle of the painting. In the background there is more trees following the creek as it moves through the land. In the right foreground is a rock ledge going down to water's edge with some large rocks and a shore in front of the rock ledge. There are also trees on top of the rock ledge and one larger tree at the bottom of the ledge that goes up past it with a branch sticking out from the tree at the top of the paint

Image of Painting - Bridge Over Kentucky River

Painting - Bridge Over Kentucky River

This painting depicts a landscape with trees on the shore and tree trunks coming up out of the water. The background has a covered bridge with trees on the shoreline. A river flows through the scene in the painting.