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THE COUNTRY STORE
This watercolor is one of Sawyier's most unique because the scene includes a large wagon loaded with hay and several figures that appear to be chatting.The beautiful range of colors represent how subtle and striking Sawyier could include so many in a work of art.
While the location of the scene cannot be definitely established, it is strongly felt that it is on the old river road to Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Three previously found Sawyier originals showed a view looking south of the old toll house on this road. There were three structures, including the toll house, located next to a cut of rocks and a country store. This painting offers a view looking north toward Frankfort, with the structures just below what is now the new Capitol.
As noted in the information on the watercolor "Kentucky River Bend", this painting was recently "discovered in Wyoming". The family was originally from Frankfort, Kentucky, but it has not been established how the work came from Sawyier's sister, which is noted on the back "consigned by Neiss Waner".
11" x 17" image size