Charles E. Burchfield in his own words Share Tweet

 
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Sun Behind Cloud, July 5; watercolor with graphite on paper, Overall: 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm) Frame: 21 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (55.2 x 70.5 cm); Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Sun Behind Cloud, July 5; watercolor with graphite on paper, Overall: 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm) Frame: 21 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (55.2 x 70.5 cm); Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, July 5, 1923

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A sultry July Sunday.  Bright and still outside the garden and fields.  The cries of my children below- sometimes of glee, sometimes of invitation – the swift buzz of machines going by.  I discover a spider has built his web over my desk and table; from the extension cord to the light – what a reflection on me! I must put up with his impudence until I really do something – he must stay where he is until he is actually in my way.

At 10:20 baby girl born.  (The long heart breaking ride to the hospital over bumpy roads in a Ford with Bertha in agony).

I missed the11:30bus to Gardenville and went out Seneca St.  I missed the last car and walked over.  A moonlight night.  I tried to convince myself that I was not disappointed that I wanted a boy, but failed.  Had it been a boy I would have walked all night.

Charles E. Burchfield, July 5, 1925

 

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