Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday April 7, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Wednesday, April 7, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

All day at the Academy, it being "buyers day". Snowed hard when I went up. Not many people there in the morning but more in the afternoon. Had the pleasure of selling the first picture, Wards to Robt. Gordon. Fifteen or twenty pictures sold among them happily for me, my "Saturday Afternoon" for $1250 to a Mr. Borden who also bought Whittredges "pic nic". Gertrude and I attended the Reception this evening which was a sweep socially. All seemed delighted with the collection and there was a renewal of the old enthusiasm. Hall and Cropsey had a row about the hanging of Cropseys picture and Bierstadts hanging Miss [blank] picture after the galleries were hung irritated him further so that he behaved and talked most unreasonably. He tried to quarrel with Hicks and with me if I had given him the least encouragement when the fact is we are on his side as against Bierstadt. I am afraid Hall with his impulsiveness will get himself into trouble for he loses all control over himself.

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