Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday April 13, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 13, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Apr 13, 1882 Have advanced my picture and feel assured of it now. Mr. Clark came in. He seems disposed to be very friendly to me. Evidently had an idea I was cold and reserved. Said he had told Church he seemed to know all the artists better than he did me. I told him I was anxious to sell my pictures. That I was reserved and shy but did not mean to be unfriendly. He said Church spoke in warm terms of me and he thought no one stood better as an artist than I do. He spoke of several people whom he could influence and would take great pleasure in recommending my pictures because he thought so highly of them. He came here the other day with Mr. [blank] of Brooklyn and said he would have bought something of me but I was not in. I dont know where I could have been for I am in my room all day usually. Called on the Lawrences this evening but they were out. I was invited to their wedding. Called at the Butlers and spent the rest of the evening at Marys.

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