Jun 13, 2019 - Sale 2513

Sale 2513 - Lot 92

Price Realized: $ 5,000
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Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
CHARLES BURCHFIELD
Landscape with Trees.

Watercolor and pencil on paper, 1916. 232x225 mm; 9 1/8x8 7/8 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower left recto.

Ex-collection Brian Art Galleries, Buffalo, New York, 1987; private collection, New York.

Accompanying this lot is a research report completed by The Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York.

Burchfield's (1893-1967) oeuvre
is typically divided into three periods: the first until 1929; the middle until 1950; and the final period lasting until the year or so before his death. Each period is closely related, as he never strayed from portraying nature (peculiar to his mid-career was the rise of depicting town and industrial scenes) and utilizing watercolor as his sole medium. Burchfield's early period, from which this work dates, was extraordinarily prolific. He produced half of his entire work between 1915 and 1917 (Burchfield considered 1917 to be his "golden year"). He painted many of these early works from vantage points around his home and experimented liberally with color....