Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday April 6, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 6, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Apr 6, 1882 Colonel Compton of Fort Sidney called on me. Went to the Private view of the American Artists Society. It is an interesting exhibition and yet there are only a very few things I would care to own. Went over to the Academy to see Brown but he was not there. I am never able to find him. Met Fuller who bought Giffords picture at auction the other evening for $3000. He wanted to consult me about a frame for it and finally he wanted me to go down to Kirby's gallery to see the picture. It is one Gifford began long ago, and never finished, because as I thought he did not like it. It was a repetition of his Home in the Wilderness painted for Goupil. It seems that Mrs Gifford had Bristol finish it and he had done it very judiciously I thought. Called on Mrs. Compton in the evening at the Gilsay House.

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