Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday March 24, 1873

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 24, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Mar. 24, 1873- Although I had a headache on Saturday I forced myself to go around to the sale of Mozier's statues. There were not many people present but the eleven works brought about $7000 which was more than I feared they would. I came home and went to bed with my head aching violently and about 11 o'clock was obliged to get up and sit with my feet in hot water until 2 o'clock with a raging head ache after which I went to bed and got asleep. Sunday evening Gertrude who has not been out of the house in three weeks went with me up to Prof. Chandlers where we met about twenty people and spent a very pleasant evening. Today I went to work on a little picture of the Arch of Nero but did not come out with it as well as I could have wished. We had a letter from Maurice which treated of home matters and conveyed some unpleasant views of the struggles up there. The Kensett sale commenced this evening which I attended. The total of the evening's sale was 110 pictures 19,440, frames 1968.42 -- total $21,408.42 which was doing remarkably well.

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