Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday February 11, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 11, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

I felt very badly yesterday but feel quite well today. Went to see Gertrudes pictures this morning which Loop was been painting upon, putting in the lace and the shoulders. It is very pretty, is not quite finished but I am to have it in a day or two. Took the curtain brackets down town to have them strengthened and walked back. Painted the rest of the day on Carrie Wheelers little picture and began a little one of Gertrude from her photograph. I want to practice a little for I want to paint a picture of Gertrude. Pinchot came to see me. It was raining hard and is pouring this evening. Went to the "G. B. Club" dinner. There were fifteen present. Gifford did not come. Reid was there and we talked a good deal after dinner. He is going to ask me to dine with him quietly soon. Marbury is very amusing. He looks like a little Santa Claus. I sat between Nash and Judge Sedgewick. They all like to hear Reid talk and when he says anything they all listen. The Cipher business was lightly touched upon. These dinners are very charming, very quiet, never boisterous and always interesting. Wrote to Sara after I got back. No letter from Lucy.

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