Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday February 22, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 22, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Feb 22, 1882 Painted on my Humboldt picture changing the foreground and greatly improved it. My frame came and the picture looks very well in it and I feel more encouraged about it. Have not heard from home today and so I hope my mother is at least no worse. Received a letter from Weir in which he takes occasion to say he fears I am growing tired of him. I dont think he would have written but for a matter of business. I hardly know how to reply but I confess I do not feel the freedom with him I once did. I dare say it is as much my fault as his. I think I am too sensitive and then I cant sympathise with his notions of art which he seems to have adopted lately. His pictures are bad to me and he thinks them good. I think he is going astray and he thinks he has discovered new things and that makes an embarassment. Calvert and I called on the Goddards.

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