Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Landscape with Rain, 1917; watercolor on paper, 13 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches; Collection of Merritt P. Dyke
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, June 5, 1954
Friday, June 5, 2020
Cold weather – lowering skies and rain at times.
Mounted some more 1917 sketches.
Many years ago, when Fred was but 4 or 5 years old, I remembered that Jim, in the absence of the rest of the family, watched over Fred & me. – Fred became fretful, and Jim took him on his lap and sang a song to him. Thru the years the time has stayed with me, as a reminder of that incident, but I never knew the name of it until the other evening while listening to band-concert, that came (of all places!) from a town in England called “Penny-on-the-bottle”. The announced that the next piece to be played was to be “Soldiers in the Past” and it proved to be the lullaby Jim sang so long ago.
Charles E. Burchfield, June 5, 1954