Two Centuries: American Art

Two Centuries: American Art

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Charles Ephraim Burchfield

Old Inn at Gardenville

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October 6, 07:22 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details


Charles Ephraim Burchfield

1893 - 1967

Old Inn at Gardenville 

signed with monogrammed initials CEB and dated 1927 (lower left)

gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper laid down on paperboard by the artist

paperboard: 20 by 27 inches (50.8 by 68.6 cm)

framed: 24 ½ by 31 ½ inches (62.2 by 80 cm)

We are grateful for the research conducted by Nancy Weekly, Burchfield Scholar, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York.

Montross Gallery, New York
Charles E. Kaiser, Bronxville, New York, circa 1935
Private collection, by descent (sold: Sotheby's, New York, December 5, 1991, lot 88)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Edward Hopper, "Charles Burchfield: American," Arts, vol. 14, July 1938, p. 9, illustrated
John W. Straus, Charles E. Burchfield: An Interview with the Artist, and Account and Analysis of His Production and a Catalogue of His Paintings, Honors thesis, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1942, no. 551
Joseph S. Trovato, Charles Burchfield, Catalogue of Paintings in Public and Private Collections, Utica, New York, 1970, no. 715, p. 126
"Old Inn at Gardenville renders also with great exactitude a simple, but subtle mood of nature with dappled autumn sky, a group of frame houses, and a little tree all yellow against the pale harmonies of the rest. This is in a gentler and more traditional vein than some of the others, but not the less moving and real" (Edward Hopper, "Charles Burchfield: American," Arts, vol. 14, July 1938, p. 9).