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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.