Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday March 7, 1878

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Thursday, March 7, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Worked all day on my picture and succeeded in ruining it yesterday. Today I went up to Goupils and ordered a new canvas and am going to begin anew and will adhere as to the color to my sketch. Mr. Adams from Utica called yesterday to tell me that while he did not sell my picture they succeeded in selling 60 pictures and that a lady there is going to give me a commission for a more important picture. Copied Taylors portrait in Alpine costume by read which he wants to give to Mrs. Putnam. Accepted an invitation to a breakfast to Taylor at the Century on the 16th. Wrote to Gertrude. Very warm and thunder showers this afternoon.

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