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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Mullein Stalks in Spring, March 1916; watercolor with graphite on paper, Overall: 9 x 13 3/8 in. (22.9 x 34 cm) Frame: 17 5/8 x 21 3/4 in. (44.8 x 55.2 cm); Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Mullein Stalks in Spring, March 1916; watercolor with graphite on paper, Overall: 9 x 13 3/8 in. (22.9 x 34 cm) Frame: 17 5/8 x 21 3/4 in. (44.8 x 55.2 cm); Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979

Charles Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 23, February 16, 1915

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Two slightly cold days. An easy wind and ceaseless sweep-away of cold blue clouds. The ground does not freeze, except at night a filmy crust. Today at times it snowed — a peculiar ghostly snow as if we imagined it. Early in the evening a bullet-shower.
Show sketch I made Saturday to Keller. He liked it as did Wilcox. He called it post-impressionism. Gave me a criticism.
This afternoon the sun came down to earth in shafts.
Charles Burchfield, February 16, 1915

 

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