Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday February 22, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 22, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Feb 22, 1881 Painted in the forenoon and in the afternoon went with Marion and Lily Taylor to the Museum of Art to attend the ceremonies of the reception of the Obelisk. We had to wade through the road to the Museum. There was a great crowd and we were obliged to stand and could hear nothing. Called on Miss Noxon and at Joe Cornells, but they were out. Called at Eastman Johnsons. He was out but Mrs. Johnson was home and I found Whittredge there. We came down together and he came to my room and smoked a cigar. I feel very forlorn and do not work with any aim or interest. I am in a very discouraged and unhappy state and think so much and so sadly of dear Gertrude that all the interests of this life seem distasteful and irksome to me.

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