The Jervis McEntee Diaries - May 7, 1879

Diary Entry:

A note from M. O. Roberts saying after he received my note he went to the Academy to see my picture which he liked very much but would rather have one of my Autumn pictures with rocks etc and telling me to paint him such an one not larger than 30 x 40 inches including frame to be done any time in the fall, which he would very much like to have. I wrote him I had such a picture now and invited him to come and see it. Have felt depressed all day but not to the extent I often do. Went up to see Eastman this morning to see the head of Bayard Taylor he has begun which I thought very good indeed. This evening Mary, Julia and I went to the Grand Opera House and saw Modjeska in East Lyme. She is a fine actress and has the disadvantages of the language to contend with. I think Lucille Western whom I saw in the same place in the same play a few years ago, quite as powerful but not as finished and artistic. Wrote to Jno. McEntee.

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