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Name Sawyier, Paul

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Image of Portrait - Governor Charles Scott

Portrait - Governor Charles Scott

This bust portrait shows Governor Scott with brown hair and gray eyes. He is wearing a dark-blue tunic with gold collar and trim with buttons and epaulettes. He is also wearing a red sash across his chest, a black stock; and white shirt. His left hand is holding a sheathed sword. The sword has a gold hilt and is in a black scabbard. There is a green-brown background to the portrait.

Image of Painting - View of Old Frankfort with Wagons

Painting - View of Old Frankfort with Wagons

This is a view of Frankfort, Kentucky from the State Arsenal Grounds. The foreground is a grassy area with carts or wagons. Main Street is depicted leading into Frankfort. The background features the covered bridge, church steeples, spires of the court house and post office, and the cupola of the Old Capitol Hotel.

Image of Painting - Boone's Monument

Painting - Boone's Monument

This landscape features the memorial monument to Daniel Boone that is in the Frankfort Cemetery in the center surrounded by 4 trees. The painting also features trees in the background.

Image of Painting - Snow Scene in Catskills

Painting - Snow Scene in Catskills

This Impressionistic painting is of a winter landscape in the Catskill mountains. The scene is of trees, a house,outbuildings and mountains.

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 - 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 - Railroad in the Catskills

Painting - Railroad in the Catskills

A winter landscape in which the train appears to be moving on the track. There are two sets of track down the middle of the painting with buildings lining both sides.

Image of Painting - Elkhorn Creek

Painting - Elkhorn Creek

This watercolor depicts the Elkhorn Creek in the fall. There are trees lining the creek along with a rock outcropping in the foreground.

Image of Painting - And Weeping and Sighing... #17 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - And Weeping and Sighing... #17 in 'The Two Villages' series

This painting is #17 in the 'Two Villages' series. The painting depicts a landscape of a cemetery in the background with an inset scene of a woman crying at a table beside a cradle. In the background of the inset scene is a man that appears to be crying. The painting is adhered to a larger paper that has an inscription toward the bottom.

Image of Painting - There I See In The..., #7 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - There I See In The..., #7 in 'The Two Villages' series

This painting is #7 in the 'Two villages' series. The landscape depicts the Kentucky river in the foreground with the covered bridge and the skyline of Frankfort in the background. The scene appears to be of a cloudy night. The painting is attached to a larger sheet of paper which has an inscription near the bottom.

Image of Painting - Over It Sailing Shadows..., #4 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - Over It Sailing Shadows..., #4 in 'The Two Villages' series

This painting is #4 in the 'Two Villages Series.' The painting depicts a landscape featuring a house in the center with a tree to the right. The cemetery is depicted in the background behind the house. Birds are depicted in the sky. The painting is adhered to a larger sheet that has a line from the poem inscribed near the bottom. There is an unfinished painting on the back of the painting.

Image of Painting - And Mountain Grasses..., #5 in 'The Two Village' series

Painting - And Mountain Grasses..., #5 in 'The Two Village' series

The painting is # 5 in the 'Two Villages' series. The painting is a landscape of the Frankfort Cemetery overlooking the Kentucky River with the Frankfort skyline in the background in the far left. The foreground has a small tombstone with an urn on the left, toward the right center there is a obelisk with a iron fence, and in the right background is Daniel Boone's grave.

Image of Painting - Over the River Under..., #6 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - Over the River Under..., #6 in 'The Two Villages' series

This is #6 in 'The Two Villages' series. The Kentucky River can be seen on the left hand side of painting. There is a barge and pilot boat on the river and the steel bridge can be seen in the background. The foreground has a stone wall next to a dirt path with cliffs to the right of the path. A telephone or electric pole can be seen in the background. There are two buildings on far side of the river in the background. The scene depicts the cemetery road that once ran past the Arsenal.

Image of Painting - In That Village On The Hill, #10 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - In That Village On The Hill, #10 in 'The Two Villages' series

This watercolor is number ten in 'The Two Villages' series painted by Paul Sawyier [unsigned] and based on the poem by Rose Terry Cooke. The painting is on separate sheet and adhered to a matte backing with a line of the poem beneath. The watercolor depicts a road to the Frankfort cemetery. The road begins in the foreground and ends at a series of monuments in the background. There appear to be tire tracks in the road. Each side of the road has a line of trees. Shadows from the trees fall onto the road. The right side of the painting has an open green meadow with little detail. The painting covers the entire sheet. The sheet of paper is adhered to a board with the painted inscription of

Image of Painting - The Two Villages frontispiece, #1 in series

Painting - The Two Villages frontispiece, #1 in series

This is the title page to the 'Two Villages' series. The painting depicts the Kentucky River with a bridge and Frankfort skyline on the left, a road in the center and the Frankfort Cemetery on the right. In the center is the title and an inscription. The painting is attached to a larger sheet of paper.

Image of Painting - Over the River..., #2 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - Over the River..., #2 in 'The Two Villages' series

This is #2 in the 'The Two Villages' series. The cemetery road, a dirt road flanked by stone walls, winds up hill toward the cemetery which is in the background in the upper right. The Kentucky River is on the right side of the painting. There are trees in the foreground and background.

Image of Painting - All Around It the Forest Trees..., #3 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - All Around It the Forest Trees..., #3 in 'The Two Villages' series

This watercolor is number three in 'The Two Villages' series painted by Paul Sawyier [unsigned] and based on the poem by Rose Terry Cooke. The painting is on separate sheet and adhered to a matte backing with a line of the poem beneath. The watercolor depicts a pathway on the left leading to a set of rock stairs. Green trees and bushes line the path. The right side of the painting is, for the most part, empty with washes of greens and blues from the bushes, disappearing into unpainted paper. The watercolor image has an approximate one inch straight border on the left and top sides. The sheet of paper is adhered to a board with the painted inscription of one line of Cooke's poem. The paint

Image of Painting - Fires That Gleam..., #8 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - Fires That Gleam..., #8 in 'The Two Villages' series

This watercolor is number eight in 'The Two Villages' series painted by Paul Sawyier [unsigned] and based on the poem by Rose Terry Cooke. The painting is on separate sheet and adhered to a matte backing with a line of the poem beneath. The watercolor depicts a night scene. The Kentucky River is on the right side with the rising moon just above in the background and a small section of the riverbank along the upper right edge. There is an abandoned rowboat in the foreground and a steamboat with a single stack in the middle ground. The left side of the painting is the river bank leading up to a bluff. The bank's foreground has a pile of log and other debris. The bank and bluff are hidden in

Image of Painting - And In The Streets..., #9 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - And In The Streets..., #9 in 'The Two Villages' series

This watercolor is number nine in 'The Two Villages' series painted by Paul Sawyier [unsigned] and based on the poem by Rose Terry Cooke. The painting is on separate sheet and adhered to a matte backing with a line of the poem beneath. The watercolor depicts a street in Frankfort, Kentucky. The road begins in the left foreground and runs to the center to the covered bridge. Each side of the street is lined with trees and further back buildings. The right side of the painting shows a brick sidewalk with brick curbing running parallel to the street. In the foreground on this sidewalk is a street lamp with a mailbox. Further to the right is a row of buildings fronted by wrought iron fences a

Image of Painting - The Houses Are Thatched..., #11 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - The Houses Are Thatched..., #11 in 'The Two Villages' series

This watercolor is number eleven in 'The Two Villages' series painted by Paul Sawyier [unsigned] and based on the poem by Rose Terry Cooke. The painting is on separate sheet and adhered to a matte backing with a line of the poem beneath. The watercolor depicts the Frankfort cemetery. In the left foreground is a white monument (partial) with a black iron rod fence. In the right foreground is a flower bush. Between the monument and the bush is a small footpath. The middle ground has a number of trees to the right and left, as well as two ground level headstones. In the distant background can be seen other headstones and monuments and a gatekeeper's house. The painting covers the entire sh