Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday October 24, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Tuesday, October 24, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tried to paint a little study for my picture but did not succeed. My light is very bad here in the afternoon. Whittredge & his wife and little child called. Mr. Lord and her daughter called. Mrs. Lord expects to go to Tucson next Monday. I called on Clara Field at the Haight House. Mr. Field was absent at Stockbridge. Wrote to Gertrude, Lucy, Mrs. Winter about my registry and to Stedman asking his number. I wish I could record that I am contented. I am far from it and cannot shake off my anxieties. Received a letter from Gertrude charming me as she always does with her love and sympathy. I wrote her in as contented a mood as I possibly could. This morning I went to look at the pictures on exhibition at Leavitts. The most of them were very unsatisfactory and showed what meretricious art the people like. Escosura's pictures are hard and disagreeable to me in spite of the good opinion he has of me.

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