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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 - Roadway in Prospect Park

Painting - Roadway in Prospect Park

A road in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York fills the foreground and curves under a stone bridge in the middle background. Both sides of the road are heavily wooded. A round gazebo or pavilion roof can be seen to the left of the middle. A tree trunk dominates the right side of the painting.

Image of Painting - Riverbank Seen from a Height

Painting - Riverbank Seen from a Height

This painting depicts an autumnal landscape with a river in the center with rocky outcrops in the background. A small house and outbuildings are in the center of the painting. In the lower foreground there is a rock outcropping with a small tree.

Image of Painting - Cottage with Cliffs to the Right

Painting - Cottage with Cliffs to the Right

This landscape shows a dirt road in the middle of the painting with a house on the left in the background. A wooden structure, possibly a trough, is depicted in the right foreground. There is a toll gate across the road in the background by the structure.

Image of Painting - Prospect Park

Painting - Prospect Park

This landscape depicts a pond in Prospect Park in New York with trees on the side and background. The center background features a stone wall and a wood fence with women and children walking through the scene.

Image of Painting - Bridge Over Kentucky River at Camp Nelson with Distillery

Painting - Bridge Over Kentucky River at Camp Nelson with Distillery

The painting depicts a hillside with trees and bushes in the foreground. The background is a river scene with a covered bridge and buildings. The background appears to be unfinished.

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 Drawing - A Pen Sketch (in the Cemetery)

Drawing - A Pen Sketch (in the Cemetery)

This landscape shows a forest path with a set of steps flanked by two trees. There is also a fallen log on the right side of sketch. From note attached to back of drawing: "This pen sketch was made by Paul Sawyier about 1884, when he began studying art with Miss E.S. Hutchins--his first instructor--and probably the earliest bit of his work."

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 Drawing - Katherine Fitch Lindsey

Drawing - Katherine Fitch Lindsey

This drawing is a pastel portrait of Katherine Fitch Lindsey. The figure is depicted from the back facing the viewer's left. It is a bust portrait and the canvas is cut into an oval shape. The figure is wearing a white high collared blouse and her brown hair is styled in a braid. In the lower left corner the portrait is inscribed "To my friend H.F. Lindsey - Paul Sawyier." The oval wood and glass frame has been removed from the portrait.

Image of Painting - Shakertown Road

Painting - Shakertown Road

This watercolor depicts the Shakertown Road where a girl in sunbonnet and a boy in floppy hat with basket under his arm are walking around curve in road. There is a stone fence on the right and a stone wall on the left. There are trees in the background to left and right.

Image of Painting - Jessamine Creek

Painting - Jessamine Creek

This painting depicts a fall scene of Jessamine Creek with the creek in the foreground and a tree lined shore. There is a house in the center of the background.

Image of Painting - Elkhorn Creek with Rocky Shoreline

Painting - Elkhorn Creek with Rocky Shoreline

In this painting the creek is seen running along a rock outcropping. A tree leaning across the creek is a prominent feature in the center of the painting. There is split rail fence on a hillside on the right side of the painting.

Image of Painting - The Old Page House

Painting - The Old Page House

This painting depicts a landscape with red brick house with green shutters and a white plank fence on the right and lattice style fencing on the left. There is a tall tree to the left of the house and the background is a hillside with trees. To the left side of the painting on the paper are mathematical calculations written lightly in pencil.

Image of Engraving - Old Bridge

Engraving - Old Bridge

This pen and ink sketch depicts a road lined with trees and a stone fence. The Devil's Hollow bridge is in the middle of the etching and there is a river in the left background of the etching that can be seen over the stone wall. The trees, with a wooden fence in the background, appear to the right side of the sketch. There are buildings also in the left background across the river. The artist's name, "Paul Sawyier" is written in pencil in the lower right corner, under the sketch.

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.

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 - Bend In The River

Painting - Bend In The River

The painting is called "Bend in the River." The foreground has the river extending from right to left. The middle ground has a group of trees on the left. A low rise runs toward the back center with a small grayish building or house at the top of the rise. The right has a small group of trees. The center is dominated by a sand bar (unpainted) with no vegetation. The background has a line or ridge of hills running slightly diagonal left to right. The top third contains the sky, lightly painted with blue coloring -- cream paper showing through. The painting is signed and dated in the lower left. Framed in a gold colored frame with raised comma-scrolls. The painting is double matted.

Image of Painting - Mountain Top (Snow on Hillside)

Painting - Mountain Top (Snow on Hillside)

The hill top slants down to the left. Thin stunted leafless trees can be seen on the hilltop to the right and halfway down the hill to the left. The ground is covered with patches of snow.