The Jervis McEntee Diaries - May 4, 1887

Diary Entry:

Wednesday, May 4, 1887 Went up to the Academy. Mr. Galt said my picture had been much liked by the best people but he had had no offer for it. I see the work of unknown and obscure men marked and sold and no one wants what I do. Frank Furniss came to see me. I have not seen him since before the war when he was a student here with Hunt. Now he is a middle aged gray haired man. I was very glad to see him and his visit called up many reminiscences of my early life here. I have been painting on my brook picture reflecting some of the greens in the water and I hope it is better. Have written to Lucy who wrote me about material for a screen. I went up to Becks this morning and inquired about Lincrusta Walton. I was to dine with Homer Martin this evening and met him at the Century by appointment, but he had some excuse--his wife was reading proof, as I expected and was rather glad not to go. Spent the evening at the club reading the May installment of the Life of Lincoln.

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