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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), September Wind, 1961; conte crayon on paper, Overall: 10 x 17 in. (25.4 x 43.2 cm) Frame: 17 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. (45.1 x 62.2 cm); Gift of Virginia Cuthbert Elliot, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), September Wind, 1961; conte crayon on paper, Overall: 10 x 17 in. (25.4 x 43.2 cm) Frame: 17 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. (45.1 x 62.2 cm); Gift of Virginia Cuthbert Elliot, 1994

On the back of this drawing Burchfield wrote that this was “an ‘idea’ note, made for a large water-color still in progress.” Warm, yellow-rimmed wind currents coat a massive tree trunk, as well as touseled  wildflowers and a field of dried grasses in his 1963 watercolor, also called September Wind. — Nancy Weekly