Paul Sawyier "Panther Ravine-Camp Nelson" #'d Print/COA

"Panther Ravine--Camp Nelson"

by Paul Sawyier

Published by Paul Sawyier Galleries 1985 #'d Print 347/1500 --- Certification Plate 112 Stock Photo for best viewing and detail Never Framed/Excellent Condition/Certificate Image Size: 18 1/2" X 26" Paper Size: 21 3/4" X 28 1/2" Shipping $10 Will combine Collector Value $185

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Panther Ravine -- Camp Nelson : A Ky Historical Society Highway Marker at Camp Nelson states the following: "Site of the first bridge across the Ky River. Designed in 1838 by famous bridge builder Lewis V Wernag. With two lanes, each 12 feet wide, it was a single span structure; 240 feet between the abutments, which still stand. A main artery between the North & South during the Civil War. Condemned in 1926, it was the longest cantilever bridge in American when razed in 1933. The Bridge was named for Major General Wm Nelson who established the first union recruiting center south of the Ohio River in 1861." Built of yellow poplar, the Bridge cost $30,000. The title for this Sawyier print, Panther Ravine -- Camp Nelson Bridge, is the result of Sawyier's handwritten words on the back of the original painting. However, the origin of the name Panther Ravine is not currently known.

This painting was probably completed during the period between 1908 and 1913, when
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