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
The varying ceiling heights in the Burchfield Penney lobby were inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who often used this signature element in the Prairie houses he designed-including the nearby Darwin D. Martin House.