Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday December 18, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 18, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Dec 18, 1886 Snowed in the night and was still snowing this morning. I drove down town and got letters from Whittredge, and Bowyer. I took Dwighty with me. We drove to Kingston. It was raining and freezing. I bought him a "Noahs Ark" for his Xmas. The sleet cut his face and he was ready to come home. I went to my studio and painted a snow storm looking out of my window, putting in my studio curtain. I did not quite complete it. Wrote to Whittredge and to Bowyer. Whittredge is discouraged about his profession as I am. Is getting his pictures and studies ready for a sale in March. It is a shame so sincere and accomplished and artist should meet with no more encouragement than he does. It has rained nearly all day and is still raining so that I fear we will lose our fine sleighing.

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