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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Saturday December 20, 1873
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Saturday, December 20, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Saturday, Dec 20, 1873- Painted on the Autumn; made the sky lighter and much better. Finished it before dinner and wrote to Moore that the two would be ready to send in a day or two but I would not send them until I heard from him. I told him I would only charge him $50 for the Winter evening allthough it is larger than the original sketch I sent him and that the Autumn would be $100 and he could do as he pleased about taking them as I thought I could get more for them. Told him I had a Morning effect of the subject I sent him "On the Hudson" Mouth of the Creek which he could have at the same price $75. Recieved a letter from Downing asking if he and Owen Olmstead could come up for the holidays. I wrote him in Gertrudes letter to Mary last night that we expected them but I answered his letter immediately and told him to come on Wednesday so that we could go for Christmas greens. Gertrude and I drove to Kingston after dinner and while she did some shopping I drove out to the Red House. It was pretty muddy but I met one trustful man in a sleigh. It grew colder before we reached home. There were fine effects along the mountains and frequent snow squalls.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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