Tuesday, Feb 6, 1883 My pictures both came back from the Century. I am in the greatest anxiety. There seems an utter stagnation in Art matters and I understand the Artists Fund sale last night was very discouraging. I have no resources and have no idea which I am to do. It seems to me I never had greater cause for anxiety and yet I try to be hopeful. A dark day. I painted on the interior of my studio which I began a year or two ago. In the evening Mary, Calvert and I attended a most delightful musical party at Mrs. Thurbers. Jereffy played, the four Misses Meigs sang and also Mr. Toedt tenor and there was some good violin playing by a Spaniard. Met Mr. Whitney & wife, Bergessen & his wife, and a number of friends.