Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday April 15, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 15, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Apr 15, 1881 Have not painted today. Took Mary, Julia and Marion up to the Union League Club to see the pictures. There were three of Whistlers, his famous "Woman in White" which was a complete disappointment to me, for to my mind it is as ugly as the devil. Another picture which was once in the Academy--a woman dead or drunk by what is apparently the sea shore, strewn with fragments of stale pound cake. Such pictures insult my intelligence and awake my utter scorn. Thompson came in. It seems so like old times to see him here. Called on Mrs. Grey in the evening and went to the club. Thompson and I came home together.

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