Joseph A. Whalen (1927-2015), Death on a Ledge, 1990; watercolor on paper, 11 x 17 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of the Artist, 1991
"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).