The Jervis McEntee Diaries - April 23, 1887

Diary Entry:

Saturday, Apr 23, 1887 Calvert and [I] went to Wunderlichs to see Vedders pictures. They are very strange to me and I do not quite comprehend them as for instance "The soul between Faith and doubt." It is difficult to put this comprehensively in paint. His drawings for the Omar Khayam were there. From there we went to the private view of the American artists exhibition in the new Yandell gallery 5th Av & 19th St. We were too early and had to hang around in the rain for 20 minutes. I think from a hasty glance they have an interesting exhibition, but to me it is chiefly interesting from its eccentricities. They are mostly pictures which give me no lasting pleasure and make me feel how entirely apart from them are my ideas of art. It was raining quite hard when I came to my room and Calvert went to the club to write a letter. I found a telegram from Whittredge saying he would go to Milford with Pinchot and me, and after a while he came. We went together up to the 23d St ferry in the rain where we met Pinchot. We took the 2.30 train and reached Port Jervis about 5 where a covered carriage awaited us and took us to Pinchots house in Milford. He has kept some people in it all winter to look to it and they got a simple dinner for us. We sat in the sitting room after dinner talking and smoking until bed time.

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