Thursday January 27, 1876
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, January 27, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
It was snowing and sleeting when I awoke and altogether one of the citys dark dismal days but toward night it cleared off. I did not go out but worked on Mr. Hoes picture and finished the little one I am going to give to the Academy. Hubbard came in and I showed him my picture of the falling leaves which he liked exceedingly and said he would like to have Mr. Mc Comb see it who bought his large picture whereupon he sat down and wrote a note to him asking him to come to see it tomorrow at 10 o'clock. Later in the day he brought ex Governor Stewart of Vermont in to see my pictures. He seemed quite struck with them as phases of the Autumn he had never before seen painted. He looked at them a long time and seemed impressed with their truth and I think I could have sold him the little one I have set apart for the Academy. Mr. Hoe called later and was so pleased with his picture that he has concluded to keep it. I told him I had painted it all over and he was more than ever inclined to keep it. I told him to consult only his own inclination. He wants my large one and I hope he will eventually buy it. Wood came in. I told him of the picture I was going to give to the Academy and he wants to do the same and will if he can do one in time. After dinner dressed and called on Annie Norton and Lilie. Fred had gone up to the Country. Wrote to Lucy and sent a suggestion to the Centennial board regarding the labels on the boxes.
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