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