Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday June 30, 1872

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 30, 1872, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, June 30, 1872- Vaux came last night from Troy and Mary, Marian and Lory[?] Stoddard came by the Powell. The weather has been very warm for a few days and as it grows hotter I get over my longings to go anywhere and instead thank my stars I am in so comfortable a place. I had a letter from Boughton two or three days ago. He and his wife had been on the continent for a short trip. He sent me that same notice in the Times which three others have sent me and regrets that my picture is not sold. Thinks I ask too much for it and that English people will not pay large prices for works by strangers. I am a little sorry I had not asked a little less but still I didnt care to sacrifice much on it as I am quite sure to get my price for it in New York next winter. The other picture he says he will send to the Dudley Gallery. He spoke of Avery's being there and of an excursion or two they had made together. He is full of work and has more commissions than he can paint. Gertrude finished a letter to Mrs. Wheeler which I commenced several days ago. I wrote to Boughton telling him I would be willing to sell my "Autumn" for 200 pounds and the the winter for 150 pounds and asking him if it would be worth while to write to Raniger to that effect and whether Raniger sold pictures. It is difficult to transact business so far away and I dislike to bother Boughton who I know is busy.

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