Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday November 14, 1873

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, November 14, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Nov 14, 1873- I took a walk yesterday after painting all day, down to the Point. I made a hasty pencil note from nearly the same spot where I got my view a few days ago. The landscape was charming under its wintry aspect in connection with the boats and buildings and still water and with a fine sky. It grew quite cold towards evening. Today I wrote to Mr. De Forest asking him if he thought his sister in law whom he brought to look at one of my pictures was still interested in it and telling him I wanted to sell it and would sell it considerably under my price. I dislike exceedingly to do any thing of this kind but I conclude I must take all honorable means to sell something when I need money so much. I painted a little sketch from the note I made last night.

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