Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday December 29, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 29, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Dec 29, 1886 Sara and I drove up to see the toboggan slide and I left her at Nannies while I went for the mail. Recd. a letter from Mary. Came back and went to work in my studio and painted two little sketches. Vesuvius, which I have never seen, but I had a pencil sketch of Giffords and I wanted to paint an impression of one of Coles loveliest pictures. It was not a great success. I painted a little autumn also. The "Veterans funeral" I painted yesterday looked well today and would I think make a larger picture. I am reading Minters "England of Shakespeare" very charming and Prince Talleyrands correspondence with Louis XVIII at the Congress of Vienna in 1814. William Stuart, Booths old manager at the Winter Garden died on Monday.

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