Watercolor, gouache, blue and orange crayons, and black wash on wove paper
Sheet: 36.3 x 45.8 cm (14 5/16 x 18 1/16 in.)
Reproduced with permission from the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation
Anonymous gift in memory of Henry G. Keller 1954.571
Catalogue raisonné: Straus; 281; Trovato 245
Christmas trees recurred throughout Burchfield's work around this time.
In this drawing, the gray and brown tones of a row of houses are interrupted by the bright green and yellow of a discarded Christmas tree. The work was created in the same year as Church Bells Ringing, where a Christmas tree visible through a window was meant to contrast the work’s foreboding mood. This earlier image similarly suggests Burchfield’s passion for his favorite holiday, which he saw as a symbol of goodness.
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