Paul Sawyier would have been familiar with this scene because it is at the base of Louisville Hill and next to Second Street School that Sawyier attended. Also at this intersection of Second Street and Taylor Avenue was the A.A. Wallace & Sons blacksmith business.
This winter scene is rare, only one of about twenty-five that Sawyier is know to have created. Sawyier has captured a man, bundled against the cold, who has traversed down the steep Louisville Hill on a snoy day. Strapped across his horse, are baskets, perhaps loaded with coal.
This watercolor would have been created about 1900. it came into the possession of a Frankfort antique dealer in the early 1900's and until recently, remained with the family. This painting has been restored to its original beauty.
Image 11" x 17"