Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday January 15, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 15, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Jan 15, 1886 Worked on my large picture and improved it. I am growing anxious about affairs. I hear nothing from Detroit and cannot imagine why. Attended the French class in the evening but left early to go to the Union League club to see the annual display of expensive foreign pictures which is always talked of as being insured for so many hundred thousand dollars, this time three hundred thousand. It was an interesting exhibit. Two fine Troyons, a Millet, two fine Lefebvres, Ricco, Passini very careful and good, Bouguereaus Charity and After the bath, Meissoniers, Rousseaus[,] Diaz etc. etc. with a Bastien Lepage with his fine feeling united to ugliness and prominence of ugly surroundings.

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