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Paul Sawyier photographs

Abstract

The Paul Sawyier photographs (dated 1886, undated; 0.25 cubic feet; 10 items) include nine photographic images taken by Kentucky artist Paul Sawyier and one carte-de-visite by Frankfort photographer H. G. Mattern.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Paul Sawyier photographs
Date
1886, undated
Extent
0.25 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Painters -- Kentucky -- Correspondence.
Landscape prints -- Specimens
Exhibitions
Mattern, H. G.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Lindy Melvin; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig and Lindy Melvin
Preferred Citation
pa59m41: [identification of item], Paul Sawyier photographs, 1886, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Paul Sawyier was born in Madison County, Ohio, March 23, 1865, to a family of amateur artists. In 1870, the family moved to Frankfort, Kentucky. Sawyier attended the Cincinnati Art Academy in 1884-1885 and then returned to Frankfort in 1886. There he began painting river scenes and landscapes. Sawyier continued his art studies in New York and Cincinnati, then returned again to Frankfort where he concentrated on landscape painting in a variety of media, including his favorite, watercolor. In 1913, he returned to New York and was commissioned to paint for New York art dealer Edward Jackson. Paul Sawyier died and was buried in Fleischmann, New York, in 1917, but his remains were moved to Frankfort Cemetery in 1923. Sawyier's artwork is best known in Kentucky. Popular prints include "Wapping Street Fountain," "The Old Capitol," "Winter in Kentucky," and "Old Covered Bridge."
Scope and Content
The Paul Sawyier photographs (dated 1886, undated; 0.25 cubic feet; 10 items) include nine photographic images taken by Kentucky artist Paul Sawyier and one carte-de-visite by Frankfort photographer H. G. Mattern. The photographs depict different scenes around Frankfort, Kentucky, presumably to use as subjects for Sawyier's paintings. His photographs include seven albumen prints and two copy prints. The carte-de-visite by Mattern depicts a parrot.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Small parrot on a perching bar; "H. G. Mattern Capitol Art Gallery, Frankfort, KY" printed on back, undated

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Two people by a pastoral scene with a young man and woman by a wooden fence gate "On the Louisville Pike, Oct. 9, '86" written in ink on front, 1886 October 9

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Natural rock fence with two women; "At the old spring-house on Arnold's Hill Oct 2nd, 1886" written on front in ink, 1886 October 2

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View of Frankfort and the Kentucky River with horse, buggy and bridge; "View from Arsenal Hill of Frankfort KY taken by Paul, Sept. 1886" written on back in ink, 1886 September

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Road, mountains, and sky outside Frankfort; "Distant view of Frankfort and Benson Valley, taken from the Flat Creek Rd by Paul, Sept. 1886" written in ink on back, 1886 September

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Victorian lady in the woods sitting on the remains of a stone fence; "On Arnold's Hill, 10/2/86" written on the front in ink, 1886 October 2

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Wooden bridge and bank of KY River with boat in Frankfort, KY; "The wooden bridge at Frankfort, taken by Paul, Aug. 1886" written in ink on back, 1886 August

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Rocky bank of Elkhorn Creek; "View on Elkhorn taken by Paul, 1886" written in ink on back, 1886

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Copy photograph of a drawing of a country road; signed "Paul Sawyier" on front; "Devil's Hollow" printed in ink on back, undated

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Copy photograph of a photographic portrait of Paul Sawyier and Mary Thomas Bull; type and format of original unknown, undated

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