The Jervis McEntee Diaries - January 30, 1885

Diary Entry:

Friday, Jan 30, 1885 Casilear came in to see my pictures and gave me some valuable hints. He said he had heard encomiums of my Twilight. In the afternoon I took out my "cliff" picture which I began a year ago and after studying it a while I had an inspiration and went at it in a perfecth phrensy [sic] and in a short time I transformed it and made it larger and nobler in idea. I painted in a great advancing storm cloud and a stretch of sunny plain melting off into the sky and if I am not mistaken I have done one of the best things I ever did--still tomorrow when I see it soberly I may feel differently as I so often do. I went to the Water Color opening in the evening with Calvert and Mr. Radford and had a satisfactory evening. The collection strikes me very favorably.

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