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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, Page 8, April 12, 1934 - April 15, 1934; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, Page 8, April 12, 1934 - April 15, 1934; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966

8. Down steps into ravine – the mud water cataract under the bridge – the fresh coolness from falling water, the snow falling silently into it.

To road again – wind stronger and colder – exploring wooded ravines and road junction – start return – a brisk walk, a physical pleasure.

                   April 13, 1934 –

     A.M. to Ebenezer to sketch ice-formations on cliff. Too much snow falling to do much. Under bridge awhile watching the snow falling into the rapids – something mystical about their soft silent annihilation in the swift running water –

                   April 14, 1934 -

     In studio most of day, studying the “Two Hollows” picture, and the “Hermitage” – rearranging some of the racks. Strong snow-flurries & alternate sunshine. It was snowing once at 42º - A.M. play some Negro Spiritual Records.

                   April 15, 1934 –

A.M. to Ebenezer to make color sketch of ice-formationS [.] A soft warm day of misty sunlight – pleasant to be among the long willow switches by the creek’s edge.

* - “THE GLORY OF SPRING”

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, August 11, 1933 - March 27, 1936; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, August 11, 1933 - March 27, 1936; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966