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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, pg 5, October 8, 1917; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, pg 5, October 8, 1917; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches

the place on time, and that I myself, the last to leave had to catch the car in the rain.  Then I remembered that I had left my sketching material on the ground somewhere.  The sketches I had removed from the portfolio and laid in some swamp grass, the portfolio in some bushes.  On finding the latter it was submerged in water a few inches; anxious, I sought the sketches only to find them entirely covered with water.  I lifted them carefully out; the one of the sunset had been soaked and the paint partly transfigured + the back of another.  

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, October 8, 1917 - January 11, 1918; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, October 8, 1917 - January 11, 1918; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives