Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday April 23, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 23, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Apr 23, 1884 Called to see the exhibition of Inness' pictures. He certainly is a man of ability but I think some of his earlier works extremely rich in color, are his best, in spite of the evident Rosseau influence in them. Got ready to work late in the day. Had just begun when Booth came. He spent half an hour with me. After that there was a succession of interruptions and at 2 I went up to the Academy to attend the voting on the Clark and the Hallgarten prizes. There were over 100 artists present. I did not vote except for the two first prizes as I felt I had not sufficiently studied the pictures. Recd a letter from Mrs. Taylor from Cambridgeport wanting me to write something about the Sunday evenings at their house and to get it to her by Monday. I do not feel able to do it in that time for I shall have to look over my diary. Called at Jas. Warrens and spent the evening very pleasantly. Tom Fuller there with goggles on his eyes having got some steel fragments from the elevated road in them. Went to the club a little while to look at Eastman Johnsons collection of studies which was most interesting.

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