Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday April 12, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 12, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Apr 12, 1881 A note from W. H. Fuller asking me the price of my picture which he saw on Saturday. Painted on it and improved it. A rainy day. Went down town to see about getting a student lamp fixed for home. Thompson came in in the afternoon. He had received a letter from Booth. I was sorry I could not ask him to go to dinner with me as he was alone. Went to the Gifford sale. The pictures brought better prices. The one Mr. Gordon wanted me to bid on for him at a limit of $200 went for $515. The Parthenon brought $5100 and was bot [sic] by Mr. Kauffman for the Corcoran Art Gallery. I sat with Mrs. Gifford and Major Wilkinson. After the sale I took Mr. Kauffman to the club. Reichardt sent me a check today for $300 for my Indian Summer (on Spruce Creek).

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