noontide in late may

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. 

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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