Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Mid-June, 1917-1944; watercolor on paper mounted on Masonite, 36 x 48 inches, sheet, 41 ½ x 53 ½ x 1 3/8 inches, framed; Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York Charles W. Goodyear Fund, 1946 1946:1
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, June 30, 1932
Monday, June 17, 2013
It is difficult to separate actual boyhood impressions from the visions called up by the stories I read as a boy. Thus, I am never quite sure whether some of the memories of woodland rambles in luxuriant late June & early July are actually mine or those of Bevis & Mark.
Charles Burchfield, June 30, 1932
As a child Burchfield read works by English writer on rural life, Richard Jefferies (1848-1887), including Bevis (1882) and Wood Magic (1881). - J. Benjamin Townsend