Anthony J. Sisti (1901-1983), The Boxer, 1947; oil on canvas, Overall: 51 1/16 x 26 3/16 in. (129.7 x 66.5 cm) Frame: 55 1/4 x 30 1/2 in. (140.3 x 77.5 cm); Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979
Boxer is Phil Muscato
"Burchfield has exacted a quality that we may call poetic, romantic, lyric, or what you will. By sympathy with the particular, he has made it epic and universal." - Edward Hopper, who was friends with Burchfield (both were represented by the Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries in New York).