Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday March 26, 1882

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 26, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, March 26, 1882 Calvert and I went up to the Academy. Several of the artists were there. My picture looked better to me today but it looks duller than it did in my studio and I feel that my price for it is too large. I think I will tell Brown tomorrow to sell it for $1200 if he can. I am disappointed and troubled about it for I did hope I would sell it. From there we went up to 72 St and visited the improved dwellings Calvert planned. The wind blew and there were clouds of dust and it was a most disagreeable day. After dinner Downing and I came over to my studio for a little while and talked over our affairs. Called on Mrs. Taylor this evening who has to give up her apartment on account of the expense. She seems ill and troubled and I can understand her anxieties. Mr. Farnham took tea with us and told us something of canoeing in Canada.

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