Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday February 19, 1873

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 19, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1873- A Mr. Moore, an art dealer of Union Square called on me. I had a long talk with him and an interesting one as he seemed a cultivated man and a man of ideas as well as of nice feeling for Art. He staid a couple of hours and ordered a small picture which I am to paint and which I have no idea will please him. I received a letter from Geo. A. Baker from Rome. Last evening we were invited to dine infomally at Mr. De Forests. Church and I thought we would not go in evening dress. When I arrived there I found quite a party. A Mr. & Mrs. [blank] Mr. and Mrs. Marquand, Miss Hitchcock, Church & his wife and Mr. De Forest and Lockwood in full dress. However we had a delightful dinner and I didn't let my clothes worry me. Yesterday afternoon after Mr. Moore had been here I went immediately at his little picture of Hussey Hill under an atmospheric effect and nearly finished it before evening. Of course I shall work more on it, but it is substantially done. I want now to get in the way of painting some more sunny atmospheric effects. I don't address many people with my greys.

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