Wednesday, Dec 12, 1883 Painted a little on my picture which was at Springfield last year. Reichardt came in and looked at my studies. He entered anxious to renew business relations with me, but I was a little offish and diplomatic. Wanted me to paint him pictures 16 x 21 for $125 which he says is what James Hart paints them for. I declined and he offered to $250 and I finally agreed to paint him two on condition that he would ask $350 for them. Calvert, Marion, Julia and I went to Niblos to see the ballet "Excelsior" which was very good.