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Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967)
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Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967)

Country Home in Midsummer

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Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967)
Country Home in Midsummer
signed with initials in monogram 'CEB' (lower left)
watercolor and charcoal on paper laid down on board
23 ¼ x 30 in. (59.1 x 76.2 cm.)
Executed in 1951.
Provenance
Frank K.M. Rehn, Inc., New York.
Acquired by the late owners from the above, 1952.
Literature
C.E. Burchfield, Journals, vol. 52, July 30, 1951, p. 116.
J.S. Trovato, Charles Burchfield: Catalogue of Paintings in Public and Private Collections, Utica, New York, 1970, p. 318, no. 1339.
J. Barnitz, et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Art of the Western Hemisphere, vol. II, New York, 1988, p. 94, no. 43, illustrated.
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We would like to thank Nancy Weekly, Burchfield Scholar at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, for her assistance with cataloguing this lot.


In his journal entry dated July 30th, 1951, Charles Burchfield likely referred to the present work, writing, "To country below Dayton (on 18) – painting of an old Gothic House I had seen last August – with heat & insect rhythms Paint until 2:00 – Lunch by road, in shadow of trees which overhung from a woods –" (Journals, vol. 52, p. 116)

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