Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Early Spring, 1966-67; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 37 1/8 x 42 1/4 inches (Frame: 43 1/4 x 48 1/2 x 1 7/8 inches); The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994
Upon hearing a new recording of Dvorak's Symphony No. 1, which had been given to him for Father's Day, Burchfield noted that it was magnificent . . . in the grand romantic manner of Beethoven and Schubert. . . . As I listen vague longing and regret for scenes and events past, come over me. One scene evoked is a broad low valley running north and south--it is late April; the low sun sends rich yellow sunlight streaming over the land, striking the wooded hills with the strongest light. . . "