Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday March 2, 1881

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

Wednesday, Mar 2, 1881 Eastman Johnson came in for a little while and wanted me to come up to see his Academy picture, full length portraits on one large canvas of Rouse & Mr. Rutherford. Mr. Conkey and his daughter called and he took my little picture "A pool in Autumn" for $150 paying me $50. If he does not get $250 for it I volunteered to allow him $15 for frame. After he went I went up to Eastmans and saw his picture which is very boldly and vigorously painted and rich in color. May is staying here and I went to his room to see him. I could freely enter into his sorrow and we talked of those who were dear to us and who are gone. Poor man. He does not yet know all the bitterness of his loss. I dined at Mr. De Forests. A Mr. Parsons a lawyer and Centurian was there also. Church came in later and he brought me home in his coupe.

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