The Jervis McEntee Diaries - April 2, 1885

Diary Entry:

Thursday, Apr 2, 1885 Painted on a small picture most of the day. Mr. Vint of Albany came to see me about sending a picture to his gallery. Speaking of prints and engravings I told him I had a number and showed him the engravings I bought which once belonged to Vanderlyn. I tried to get him to say what they were worth and he finally said from $150 to $200. I think I will sell them to him for I feel ready to sell any thing and at almost any price. Fuller thought he would get Warren to come and look at my pictures but they have not come and I am afraid Warren does not care for any thing of mine. George Smillies picture sold at the Sceney sale for over $400 more than he gave him for it while Eastman Johnsons sold for much less. Still I think on the whole the American pictures did better than they were expected to. I spent the evening at Marys reading John Fiskes "Manifest Destiny" which is most able, interesting and encouraging.

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