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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), March Pool (March Pools at Twilight), March 25, 1917; watercolor on paper, 22 x 18 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), March Pool (March Pools at Twilight), March 25, 1917; watercolor on paper, 22 x 18 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, June 23, 1965

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

By express “March Pools”, which John at my request had brought from a woman in Detroit – This was the last of nine sketches I had made on a memorable weekend in 1917 (24-25) – I had always regretted selling it to a collector several years [ago] – Sold for $900 it cost me $2500 to get it back – Had I been told in 1917 that such a financial transaction would be made later I would never have believed it. Foolish sentimentalism? Perhaps, but I am happy to have the 9 sketches intact again.

Charles E. Burchfield, June 23,1965

 

 

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