Went down to Schaus' gallery to see a picture by Ziem which Gifford told me of last night. It is a beautiful picture in color and so freely painted. It looks like Venice, but an ideal Venice, and is altogether charming to me. I also stopped in to see Caleb Lyons Ceramic collection which is to be sold at auction and went on a moment to see the Troyon again in the Blodgett collection. A great event in my life was the purchase today of a pair of eye glasses which have become a necessity at times. Miss Sam Sedgwick called today by appointment with a Mrs. Zabruskie who bought one of my Water Colors out of the Exhibition. She didnt seem to be much interested in my pictures and said she was sorry she had bought the water color which wasn't very encouraging from a person who I understood wanted to get one of my pictures. Called on the Wilsons.