Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Johnnie Walker advertisement, 1953-54; published illustration of commissioned work, 13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4 cm); Private Collection
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 54, Aug. 17, 1953
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Aug. 17 – Mon.
A.M. – completed the Johnny Walker sketch (having already made the finished picture! Too complete to send as a “sketch” on B’s suggestion I made a more careless copy. Then we decided we had nothing whatever to show that he had ordered the picture so wrote asking him for a purchase order.
--Charles E. Burchfield, August 17, 1953