Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Split in the Wall of Winter Ice, 1962; conté crayon on paper, Overall: 12 1/2 x 18 3/8 in. (31.8 x 46.7 cm) Frame: 20 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. (52.7 x 67.9 cm); The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 4, January 30, 1911
Monday, January 21, 2013
To-day was a typical winter day; in the morning, I awoke in a cold sunshiny air; it was cold and the wind was blowing hard. Yellow and grey clouds ragged and torn rushed across the frozen sky, the air was very clear, in which a few scattered flakes were falling; the sun was intensely bright. All day log flurries of snow and sunshine alternated, until the day clouds with a purple and orange sunset.
Charles Burchfield, January 30, 1911