Charles Burchfield painted Noontide in Late May soon after returning to Ohio from a brief and unhappy sojourn in New York City. The vivid watercolor reflects the artist’s enchantment with his own hometown.
Charles Burchfield (1893–1967), Noontide in Late May, 1917. Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 31.408. All works by Charles Burchfield are reproduced with permission of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation