The Jervis McEntee Diaries - March 9, 1887

Diary Entry:

Wednesday, Mar 9, 1887 Whittredges pictures were sold this evening. He had had excellent notices in the papers, the pictures were mostly of small size and exceptionally fine and as I thought would appeal to the popular taste. There was a fine audience besides, but they hesitated to bid and evidently came to buy cheaply. One of his finest pictures, of a larger size went for $400. The collection, 75 pictures brought $12,000 with which he was entirely satisfied. After the sale I went around to the club with Fuller. I expressed myself fully to him regarding the discouraging tone of the Art notices written by Hitchcock in the Tribune and I hope he will tell him what I said.

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