Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday November 3, 1873

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Monday, November 3, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Nov 3, 1873- I painted on my small Hudson River picture all forenoon and about completed it. Gertrude and I took a walk in the afternoon out towards Jacobs Valley. In the cemetery we saw a beautiful rose in bloom. Yesterday Gertrude picked flowers in my flower bed. It has been a lovely day, windy but with grand cloud effects and now the moon is nearly full giving us gloriously beautiful nights. I wish I could paint this vague, mysterious light of the moon.

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