Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday February 17, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Wednesday, February 17, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sam Coy Kendall lunched with me today and quite to my surprise bought my picture of "Ginevra" which I let him have for $400 he paying for the frame. He would just as readily have given me five hundred but I wanted to let him have it rather cheaper than I would have sold it to a stranger. I am to keep it for the Academy. Joe Tomkins dined with me and we went to see the Shaughraun. I think Arnott as Kinchela isnt half appreciated. His part is a most arduous one requiring a world of nervous farce aside from a knowledge of character and no one seemed to applaud him. It is a bitterly cold night although today for a time the weather moderated. Joe liked my "Burning the Christmas Greens" so much that I told him to take it and pay me as he could and he has decided to do so. The price is $250 he to pay for the frame $18, so I have done some business today but have no money. Wrote to Gertrude.

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