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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Martha (Notebook Cover), 1934; watercolor on chipboard, 11 x 8 1/2 inches (Frame: 17 5/8 x 21 7/8 inches); Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Takats, 1976

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Martha (Notebook Cover), 1934; watercolor on chipboard, 11 x 8 1/2 inches (Frame: 17 5/8 x 21 7/8 inches); Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Takats, 1976

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 38, January 7, 1931, p. 12.
     Worked hard all afternoon on children’s portfolios – finish at 5:30. When I went out the beauty of the twilight was startling – Clear watery sky with a dazzling metallic green cast, the snow-covered house roofs against it a rich cold blue –

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 38, March 14-15, 1932, p. 47.
     To Studio ‒ make scrapbook for Sally with a decorated cover which pleases her, and makes the other children extract promise from me to make them one, tho I had already planned to do so.
                                                                          Tues. Mar. 15-
     Another day like yesterday—the finest winter weather we have had for a long time.
     Working today on a painting I started back in 1921 in Salem – was able almost to finish it.
     Made two more scrapbooks for children.