Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday January 8, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, January 8, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

About four inches of snow fell last night and today has been a beautiful winter day. I painted all day and took a walk towards evening. The evening effects were charming and I felt anew the charm and beauty of winter, the landscape of which is always most beautiful and expressive under a grey sky. Wrote to Boughton. Received a letter from Julia Vaux telling me how much she liked her picture. Gertrude is ill with an influenza and called Dr. Cirspell.

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