The Jervis McEntee Diaries - March 8, 1883

Diary Entry:

Thursday, Mar 8, 1883 A note from Fuller asking me to come up to his place this morning to go to Pinchots to see the picture I painted for him 16 years ago. The family have gone to Fortress Monroe and we had a good chance to look unmolested. It is certainly a good picture and I was glad it looked so well to me, although as far as mere painting goes I can do better now I think. He walked down to my studio with me, looked at the picture again which he said grew upon him, and after looking over all my studies said he would take it. I told him I would finish it to the best of my ability and I hope to make it still more interesting. This is a relief to me and I hope he will not change his mind. Mrs. Rossiter Johnson called with Mrs. Prof. Torrey of Burlington. In the evening attended Mr. Robert Gordon?s annual artists party which was as pleasant as it always is. A beautiful house, to which he has added a fine music room, plenty of money and a genial, cordial disposition. Life at least seems easy under these conditions.

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