Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), October in the Woods, 1938–63; Watercolor, gouache, chalk, and charcoal on joined papers, mounted on cardboard, 45 5/8 x 57 3/4 inches; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Isermann, 1997
Charles Burchfield, Journals, October 13, 1938
Friday, October 13, 2017
These are truly rare October days; unusual for our territory, warm sunshiny days, some without a cloud in the hazy blue sky. Never has the tree-foliage aged so slowly & mellowly; producing such colors as seem to belong in the Never-Never Land. You stand before the gaudy trees, unbelieving. It must be some sort of dream.
Charles Burchfield, October 13, 1938