Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday February 13, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 13, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Feb 13, 1885 Stopped in a short time to see the Artist Fund collection which was on the whole interesting beyond the average of its exhibition. Auchincloss came in and bought my Academy picture for $1000, and the little study for my "Katahdin" picture for $100 in the place of the picture returned last week. He made many apologies for his vacillation but I was easy upon him. He remarked "this is final" when he said he would take the picture. This made me feel very comfortable and besides I am glad to have it go to the exhibition sold. Foggy and rainy still. I sent the Katahdin which was a present from him to his mother, by a messenger boy. Went home at 11.20. Foggy and rainy but attempting to clear as we got above the Highlands. Plenty of mud at home. Found my father decidedly brighter and taking more interest in every thing. Sara and I dined at John McEntees with their dinner club. Genl. Sharp whose dinner partner she was called for her in a carriage and we both rode down. There were present besides John & his wife, Genl Sharp & Sara. Judge & Mrs. Schoomaker, Judge & Mrs. Parkey, Mr & Mrs. Osterhondt, Mr & Mrs F[?] and Miss Gertrude Tremper and myself. It was a very pleasant and successful affair and we did not get home until 11 o'clock.

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