Saturday October 7, 1876
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Saturday, October 7, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Walked up to the Academy to look at Escosuras pictures in the loan Collection. They are not great, nothing original in them--just the things the general public would like. Met Mr. Kauffman of Washington in front of Goupils who called to see me in the afternoon. Calvert and I went to the Century in the evening. He and Radford dined in my room. I sent my "Autumn Idyl". There were not many pictures and not a large meeting. Phil Johnson was there and seemed glad to see me as I was to see him. Was introduced to Escosura. A small man who speaks English very well. He and Avery were at Rondout on Wednesday on their way to the mountains but it rained and they returned. Inquired for me but found I was here. Avery had one of Escosura's pictures at the Club but it was clever enough without being in any way exceptional. Poor Calvert is very worried about his affairs. We came home early and sat in my room and talked until after midnight. Had a letter from Gertrude.
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