Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday December 1, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 1, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Dec 1, 1886 The whole landscape was enveloped in ice this morning, the rain of last night having frozen and it has remained all day. The effect is not beautiful despite the commonplace descriptions of glittering diamonds fairy enchantment etc. I went over to my studio and spent the day at work painting a sketch of the drawing I made yesterday 8x10 and another smaller one and did some other work. These long uninterrupted days and constantly changing variety of beautiful effects make this a very happy and enjoyable season to me. I cant bear to think of going to New York and hope I will not be obliged to.

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