Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday April 3, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 3, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Apr 3, 1880 A letter from Sara with unpromising suggestions about Maurice. About time for trouble from that source. Went up to the Academy to see if Brown had had any offer for my pictures but he had not. He seems to be selling pictures however. Went to hear Booth at the Matinee, in Benedick. Had his box. Took Mary, Julia, Gertrude and Marion and found Edwina there. Mrs. Booth came in and I went into Booths room between the acts. He was a good deal troubled by the inefficiency of his stage manager, and the play was not smooth at first. I begin to see that Booth is no longer young. Finer and more subtle in his art but losing some of the charm of youth in his appearance. Miss Bowers as Beatrice was pretty good but not young and pretty enough. Monthly meeting at the Century in the evening. Sent my "Sources of the Delaware" which I have painted on and improved. I had many commendations for it and the artists seemed to like it. It was a very pleasant meeting and I staid late.

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