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October in the Woods

Artist:
Charles Burchfield (American, Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio 1893–1967 West Seneca, New York)
Date:
1938–63
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, chalk, and charcoal on joined papers, mounted on cardboard
Dimensions:
45 5/8 x 57 3/4 in. (115.9 x 146.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Isermann, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.324
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): CEB/ 1938-63
the artist (until at least 1963); [Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York]; private collection (in 1970); [Kennedy Galleries, New York, until 1987]; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Isermann, Livingston, N. J. and Sarasota, Fla. (1987–97; jointly with MMA, 1997–2003; their gift to MMA)

New York. Kennedy Galleries. "Watercolors by Charles Burchfield and John Marin," March 27–April 20, 1985, no. 38.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Charles Burchfield from the Collection," October 27, 1998–February 28, 1999, no catalogue.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield," June 24–October 17, 2010 (pp. 152–53).

Joseph S. Trovato. Charles Burchfield: Catalogue of Paintings in Public and Private Collections. Utica, N. Y., 1970, p. 300, no. 1274, locates it in a private collection.

Robin Duthy. "American Painting, 1910–1940." Connoisseur 215 (June 1985), pp. 132–38, lists its sale price as $148,000.



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