Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday April 5, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 5, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Apr 5, 1882 Calvert came over to my room with me. He urges me to go West with Pumpelly and has sent me $200 to go with. I began a picture 24 x 20 based on one of my Kaatskill brooks, but I am tired doing the same things over and have to acknowledge to myself that I paint now what I think will sell. I have to do it and once I did not stop to think of that. Made a good start on my picture and feel better. Called on Mr. DeForest in the evening. He is rich but has a trouble in his limbs which no amount of riches could compensate for. Church was in to see me. Wants Calvert and Mary and me to come up and visit him. He looks better than usual. Went back to Marys from Mr. Deforests, then to the club where I wrote a letter to John McEntee and talked with Linton a while and then to my room.

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