Thursday December 2, 1886
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 2, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Thursday, Dec 2, 1886 Bright and sunny but cold with wind N. W. I went down town after breakfast and got some steaks of a young bear killed in the mountains last week. Went to work in my studio and painted a little picture 8x10 from a sketch I made in the mountains when Calvert and I went there the fall dear Gertrude died. I sat down in front of the fire for a little while, in my studio after I had finished painting and thought of dear Gertrude and how her beloved presence once hallowed this room. She loved this little house where we came when we were married and always hoped we might live here again.
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