Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday December 22, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 22, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Dec 22, 1875 Ran about doing lots of errands. It has grown warm again. Met Nett Sterling in the street today. They sail for Europe today. Painted a little on a water color but it dont go well. Downing came to dinner and Fred Norton also. I expected John McEntee but he did not come. Fred Norton bought a little picture of me to give Annie for a hundred dollars less than my price. Mr. Hoe was in to see me. I am quite sure he wants my picture I painted last spring the "Autumn Idyl". He admires it very much and was very complimentary about my pictures. I have agreed to take back a picture 18x28 I painted three years ago and paint him a new one for which he may pay me any thing additional he pleases, but I think eventually he will like the larger one if some one does not buy it meanwhile. Had a capital letter from Weir this evening. He is one of the real Artists.

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