Burr H. Nicholls (1848-1915), Ellicott Creek with Two Boats, undated; oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Reverend Sam McCune, 2009
"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).