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

July Evening
signed with initials in monogram and dated 'CEB/1917' (lower right)
watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper
18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.9 cm.)
Executed in 1917.
Leona E. Prasse, Cleveland, Ohio.
Swann Galleries, New York, 22 May 1997, lot 274.
John and Dolores Beck, St. Petersburg, Florida, by 2002.
Martha Parrish & James Reinish, Inc., New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
J.S. Trovato, Charles Burchfield: Catalogue of Paintings in Public and Private Collections, Utica, New York, 1970, p. 62, no. 332.
Buffalo, New York, Charles Burchfield Center, Burchfield and His Teacher Henry G. Keller, June 24-August 13, 1973.
Allentown, Pennsylvania, Allentown Art Museum, Modernist Idylls: Nature and the Avant-Garde, 1905-1930, March 8-May 31, 1987.
St. Petersburg, Florida, The Museum of Fine Arts; Orlando, Florida, Orlando Museum of Art; Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville County Museum of Art, An American Palette: Works from the Collection of John and Dolores Beck, November 12, 2000-September 8, 2002, pp. 40-41, 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.

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Lot Essay

Charles Burchfield executed July Evening near his home in Salem, Ohio during his self-proclaimed "golden year" in which he prolifically sketched and painted the world around him with career-defining creativity. The first owner of the present work, Leona Prasse was Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Cleveland Museum of Art and organized the first comprehensive exhibition of Burchfield’s prints and drawings in 1953.

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