Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday February 2, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 2, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Feb 2, 1881 Bitterly cold and clear. Painted all day but have felt depressed and discouraged. Hubbard came in and praised my picture. Thought it one of the best I ever painted. I wish I could think so. Hall came to see me and Calvert also. All of them liked my picture. Calvert, Downing and I went to the Artists fund exhibition this evening. A very fair collection but how few I would care for. I like Eastmans picture and one of Dielmans. Weir had a very good landscape. Dr. Washburne the Episcopal clergyman died today and I received a paper from Mr. Bachelder containing the announcement of the death of Mrs. Bachelders sister Augusta on Sunday 30th. This will be a new and a great sorrow to Mr. Bachelder and her remaining sister.

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