Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday July 22, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 22, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, July 22, 1886 Comfortable days and cool nights continue. I have been at work in my studio making a copy of the Winter picture by Boughton which I own. I am thinking of offering the original to Booth for our interest due last February. Avery told me several years ago it was worth $600 which is just what our interest amounts to. This paying interest is becoming a tread-mill business to me. I should once like to experience the sensation of receiving interest. I got on very well with the copy and it seemed good to be interested in my studio. I wish I were at work painting from Nature in some quiet, pleasant place. That is what I want to be doing and what I ought to be doing.

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