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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Nature's Gothic Windows, May 1916; watercolor with graphite on paper, Overall: 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (22.5 x 30.2 cm) Frame: 19 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. (50.2 x 55.2 cm); Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Nature's Gothic Windows, May 1916; watercolor with graphite on paper, Overall: 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (22.5 x 30.2 cm) Frame: 19 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. (50.2 x 55.2 cm); Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979

Charles Burchfield, Journals, May 1921

Monday, May 14, 2018

A May Morning – (memory of the Oberlin Trip)

Hot white sunlight falling aslant the Gothic elm-lined streets – The rattle of delivery horses hoofs on pavements

Lawnmowers clattering, and the heady smell of fresh-cut grass and dandelions

As noon comes on the clang of a blacksmith’s hammer or sledge on an anvil comes from the black doorway of a small square false-front building.

Charles E Burchfield, May 1921

 

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