Friday, Jan 9, 1885 Went to see the Artists Fund Collection. The best thing there was a lovely head by Dielman. From there to Union Adams and bought a lot of shirts, under clothes etc. on Van Derliss account. I took up a picture of the Humboldt Valley with the same effect of sky as my winter picture which I began last year and failed on and in a short time I succeeded in making an interesting picture of it. I find I come back to some of my failures with fresh enthusiasm. I have been doing this almost entirely so far this winter and find my profit in it. Went up to the Union League club and saw the pictures, mostly foreign work. There was a charming Millet and Wordsworth Thompson had a fine picture of the Sleepy Hollow Church. From there I walked down to the Century. Marbury was at the supper table and in a talkative mood. His conversation was most witty and interesting. He could write a most interesting book.