Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Study, August 1917; watercolor and colored pencil on paper, 21 ¾ x 18 3/8 in.; Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery
C. E. Burchfield Foundation stamp and number bottom right: C.E.B. /B # 488
Burchfield's archives reveal his studied fascination with symbolism, which he used to capture the countless emotions, sounds and other invisible elements that spoke to his senses. As he wrote, "An artist must paint not what he sees in nature, but what is there."