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Name Sawyier, Paul

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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 - Pastoral Scene of Sheep on Lane

Painting - Pastoral Scene of Sheep on Lane

The painting depicts a country road with sheep feeding alongside. The road begins in the foreground and vanishes in the center about one third up from the bottom. Sheep feed along the road on either side. To the left is a single large, nearly leafless tree. The tree extends upward to the top edge. A rail fence runs behind this tree parallel to the road. Shrubs and bushes are noticeable at the base of the fence. Other larger trees are seen on the left in the background. There is a meadow on the left behind the fence. A faint image of a house can be seen blending in the trees lining the meadow. To the right of the road is a small rise with green shrubbery running parallel to the road.

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 - 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 - The Marble Doors..., #12 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - The Marble Doors..., #12 in 'The Two Villages' series

This watercolor is number twelve 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 mausoleum with angel statuary in the Frankfort cemetery. The mausoleum is placed in the center middle ground and is surrounded by a wrought iron fence, bushes and other statuary. The foreground is a green field. The background has a stand of trees running from right to left. In the upper left corner of the background additional white monuments or gravestones can be seen. The painting covers the entire sheet. The sheet of paper is

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 - 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 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

Image of Painting - All the Villagers..., #13 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - All the Villagers..., #13 in 'The Two Villages' series

This watercolor is number thirteen 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 Daniel Boone monument in the Frankfort cemetery. The white stone monument is a rectangular pillar set on a stepped plinth. Four trees surround the monument, two on the left and two on the right. The two on the right grow close together, the ones on the left are separated. Through these two trees on the left and over the edge of the bluff one can view in the distant background the city of Frankfort, Kentucky. Other trees and

Image of Painting - And Praying..., #19 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - And Praying..., #19 in 'The Two Villages' series

This watercolor is number nineteen (and last) 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. The watercolor contains scenes of the 'two villages,' in two separate ends of the sheet or paper. Each scene is bordered by an amorphous form with three sides composed of scrolls and curves. The image on the left is a view of a steeple silhouette from the city of Frankfort, Kentucky; the other image is a cemetery monument silhouette from the Frankfort Cemetery. Each painting is joined by painted ribbons between the two and intertwining the upper scrolled side of each painting

Image of Painting - Shakertown Road

Painting - Shakertown Road

The painting is a watercolor landscape that depicts a figure leading a horse with two riders down a road at the center of the painting. There is a fence on the right side of the road with wooden posts and wire strung between. There is a rock pallisade on the left side of the painting. The background features buildings and a church spire. The road is tree lined on both sides.

Image of Painting - South End, Old Covered Bridge

Painting - South End, Old Covered Bridge

The watercolor scene depicts the end of the Old Covered Bridge in Frankfort, Kentucky. The left side of the painting features images of a building with 4 figures (3 adults and 1 child) in front. The right side features the south entrance to the covered bridge with 3 adults entering the bridge or standing by it. The painting features trees in the background.

Painting - Harbor Scene

This oil painting depicts a seascape that features a ship docked at left side of painting and a tugboat on water in the center. Several buoys or boats are in the background. The sky is gray and cloudy and the water is gray with some waves. The painting is not signed.

Image of Painting - Kentucky Arsenal

Painting - Kentucky Arsenal

The painting gives a partial view of Old State Arsenal building from behind in the bottom right corner. The left side of the painting features the Kentucky River with a covered bridge, and an old road next to the Arsenal building. The background depicts the city of Frankfort with 3 building spires, a horse and buggy and possible automobiles on street.

Image of Painting - Lover's Leap

Painting - Lover's Leap

This painting is a watercolor landscape depicting a late summer/early fall setting. The trees have green and brown foliage. The painting features a river valley with a stone outcropping on right side as well as hills in the background and on the left side of the image.

Image of Painting - Wapping Street Fountain

Painting - Wapping Street Fountain

The painting is a watercolor street scene that features a black fountain with two visible lighting fixtures in foreground near the center. The background is Wapping Street in Frankfort, Kentucky on a rainy day. The right background includes a horse and carriage while the left background includes figures with umbrellas, a tree lined sidewalk, and buildings.

Image of Painting - Bridge Street

Painting - Bridge Street

This painting depicts Bridge Street in Frankfort, Kentucky on a snowy day. The foreground features buildings on right side of street, a tree in the center with a carriage on the left and two figures on the right. The left side of the street features a carriage with a team of horses in front of a building. The background features a black fence with a building and trees. The artist's signature is in the lower left corner.

Image of Painting - A Rainy Day at the Bridge

Painting - A Rainy Day at the Bridge

This painting features a watercolor street scene with a covered bridge as the focal point of the painting. Figures are walking in the foreground with umbrellas and hats. A wet paved road is in the foreground with a wall and staircase on the right side near the lower corner. The background is a tree lined landscape with a church on the right hand side.