Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday April 17, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 17, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Apr 17, 1886 Dined with Lily French and Louise Weir at Lilys apartment after which we went to the Bijou Theatre and saw Dixie in his 603rd and last performance of "Adonis". Piles of flowers and floral structures kept pouring on the stage and there was great enthusiasm and excitement from a not over refined audience. I went to the Academy in the morning. Galt told me there had been inquiries about my pictures and he thought I made a mistake in not publishing my prices in the catalogue. I told him the prices in the catalogue had become a farce because the younger artists put on such erroneous figures which they did not expect to realize that buyers had been educated to offer just what they pleased knowing many artists would accept their offers.

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