Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday January 26, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 26, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Jan 26, 1886 Went to the dentists this morning but he did not think it advisable to fill my tooth for another week. Came to my room and painted a small winter picture of a scene from the car window near Haverstraw but I was nervous and unquiet and did not succeed very well. Fuller sent his "Yellow Autumn Woods["] for me to look over according to agreement. This turns up annually. He came in later and we talked about it. I told him frankly I did not see any thing I could do to improve it and he was satisfied and said it always looked beautifully in my studio. I told him it was because it was in a proper light which he recognised. I would not hesitate to do any thing I thought would improve it and I think he knows that. I wrote a note to E. S. Auchincloss by his request to let him know my picture was back from Brooklyn but I doubt whether he will come. He is a timid man and always seems on the alert thinking to be taken advantage of. Recd a letter from Church saying they would not be down today as they expected to. I was to call on Mrs. Church this evening. Called on Mrs. Anderson and Miss Nesmith this evening. Mrs. Heath was there and later Mr & Mrs. Vandervort came in and Mr. Anderson.

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