Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday March 6, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 6, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Mar 6, 1880 This has been a broken day as I have been in the hands of the dentist. I painted on dear Gertrudes picture but have not improved it, still I hope I have discovered some of its defects and by and bye I hope to get something like her. Whittredge and I dined at Eastmans. We talked about going to England and Mrs. Johnson says we can all live with her. I said I would go if they would. We went to the monthly meeting of the Century together. I had my "Woodside" picture there and it was better liked than I had expected. Eastman was very warm in his praise of it. Prof. March introduced us to his cousin Peabody Russell who is a rich man and lives in the Isle of Wight and is going to take some American pictures home with him. March told him he must get a picture of Johnson, Gifford, Whittredge and me, and asked the prices of our pictures. Mr. Russell knows my work and spoke of the one I had in the Paris Exposition. He is to take his wife to the Century tomorrow to see our pictures and I am in hopes he may buy them. Weir was there and had photographs of his statue of President Woolsey which showed very clever work.

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