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Charles Ephraim Burchfield
1893 - 1967
PORTRAIT STUDY (OF THE ARTIST'S MOTHER)
watercolor with traces of pencil on paper laid down on paper
22 1/2 by 14 1/4 in.
57 by 36.2 cm.
Executed in 1917.
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Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Spiller, Buffalo, New York
Wildenstein Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, 1969)
Private Collection

Exhibited

Utica, New York, Munson- Williams-Proctor Institute, Museum of Art, The Nature of Charles Burchfield, A Memorial Exhibition, 1970, no. 87

Literature

J.S. Trovato, ed., Charles Burchfield, Catalogue of Paintings in Public and Private Collections, Utica, New York, Munson- Williams-Proctor Institute, 1970, p. 56, no. 242

Catalogue Note

This work, which Burchfield painted during his self-described "golden year", 1917, depicts the artist's morther seated in her home in  Salem, Massachusetts.  It is preparatory to the gouache, Woman in a Doorway, in the The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

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