Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Night of the Equinox, 1917-1955; watercolor, ink, gouache, and charcoal on paper mounted on paperboard, 40 1/8 x 52 5/16 inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, March 3, 1948
Friday, April 26, 2013
All day on the "Winter Night" picture (I think it must have a more descriptive title, such as "Thunderstorm on a Winter Night" or "The Night of the Equinox")–I worked on with joy and exuberance, with a feeling of power such as I have not known for months–At the end of the day, exhausted mentally & emotionally I called B out to look at it. She was completely "bowled over" by it, and declared it to be one of my best.
In a daze of happiness all evening.
Charles Burchfield, March 3, 1948