Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday April 25, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, April 25, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Moore called to see me this morning. I sold him my picture "The Wings of the Morning" for six hundred dollars. He is to give me two hundred additional if he sells it for $1500. I hope to get a great deal more but I need money and thought it wise not to refuse the offer. I wrote to J. Abner Harper yesterday telling him that as I was not able to set a price on my picture of "Clouds" when he was at my studio I had now settled upon a price and would be glad to talk with him about it if he could come to my room. I received a note from him today saying that at that time he felt inclined to purchase it but that he had bought several pictures since and did not come now to buy it. Have begun a new picture of falling leaves 24 x 48. Called at Junius Henry Brownes this evening and went from there to Eastmans but he was out. Came to the Club and then to my room.

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