Charles Burchfield (1893-1967)

watercolor on paper
18 x 22 inches

Signed with the artist's monogrammed initials CEB, dated 1917and inscribed To Dr. & Mrs. Ritchie. l.r.; also titled Window by the Alley and dated Sept 5, 1917 on the reverse prior to mounting.

An inscription on the reverse prior to mounting reads: The cottage was next door to my home in Salem, Ohio. The lady in the window is 'Grandma Weaver' - It was a favorite spot of hers, to sit. The vine in the window is the wild cucumber, highly conventionalized."

PROVENANCE
Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Ritchie, New York and New Haven, Connecticut.
Sale: Christies, New York, December 7, 1984, lot 328, illustrated in color.
Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York
Suzanne and Stanely S. Arkin , New York

EXHIBITED
Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland School of Art, Charles Burchfield, 1917 illustrated.
New York, Montross Gallery, Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Charles Burchfield. March-April 1928, illustrated.
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Charles Burchfield Early Watercolors 1916-1918, April 1930, no. 20, illustrated.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Baltimore, Maryland, The Baltimore Museum of Art; Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts; San Francisco, California, San Francisco Museum of Art; Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Charles Burchfield, 1956-57, no.6, illustrated.
Utica, New York, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art, The Nature of Charles Burchfield: A Memorial Exhibition, April-May 1970, no. 98.
New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Art Gallery

LITERATURE
Joseph S. Trovato, Charles Burchfield: Catalogue of Paintings in Public and Private Collections, Utica, New York, 1970, no. 358, p.66


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