Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday March 11, 1879

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

I keep painting on Gertrudes heads but to no satisfaction. Still I cannot leave them. I think now I will put them aside for a while and go at them again by and by. Moore came in today. He told me he had eight hundred dollars he would give me for my picture of clouds. I told him twice that would not buy it. He bought my November 12x20 Hussey Hill for $175. Says he has hired the Kurtz Gallery for this year and is going to have a permanent exhibition of American Art. If he were a strong reliable man it would be the thing to do but I have no confidence in him. Gifford invited me last night at Cyrus Fields to dine with them & Mary this evening and go to the Opera. I dined and went up there but he meant tomorrow. However it was the night of the G. B. Club dinner and so we both went there. We dined at Martinelles and had a good dinner. Wrote to Sade.

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