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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), July Sunlight Pouring Down, a.k.a. Sunlight Pouring Down, 1952; watercolor on paper, 35 x 26 inches; On permanent loan to the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), July Sunlight Pouring Down, a.k.a. Sunlight Pouring Down, 1952; watercolor on paper, 35 x 26 inches; On permanent loan to the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Sunlight Pouring Down is the title that Burchfield wrote on the back of the painting, but he wrote a text about it calling it  "July Sunlight Pouring Down,” c. 1952-58, text, ink on paper mounted on board, 8 1/2 x 8 7/16 inches, 
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Archives, transcribed below:

“July Sunlight Pouring Down”

            The aim was to give the feeling of brilliant sunlight pouring down from the zenith — This is not the searing sunlight of a drought season; rather it is a life-giving flood of warmth and light, which the earth and all things growing on it drink in with gratitude; a benediction from the Creator of all life. 

            (Painted on the Genesee road, southeast of East Aurora, N.Y.).