Almost 100 years ago, Paul Sawyier wrote on the back of this watercolor "The Blacksmith".
The identity of the blacksmith and horse is unknown. However, it has been established that the painting was in the art collection of Robert L. Gerry (1877-1957), a prominent thoroughbred horse breeder, who was the underbidder for Man-Of-War. Mr. Gerry lived at Aknusti Estate near Delhi, New York, which is about thirty miles from Fleischmanns where Sawyier lived and painted the last years of his life.
12 1/2" x 9 1/2" Image Size