Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday July 25, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 25, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, July 25, 1886 It promised to rain and has been cloudy all day, but as yet no hot weather. I am unhappy and far from a healthy state of mind. I am trying to think of painting and getting interested in some plans for pictures but find it very difficult with so many things to constantly engage my attention. I wrote to Weir about his brother Verplancks death and a note to Mrs. Anderson. I am reading the life of Sir Joshua Reynolds and trying to strengthen my respect for the great men in Art of whom he was one, and he was greatly strengthened in his career by his veneration and study of the great Masters, particularly Raphael and Michael Angelo and Titian. Sara and I called on the Cantines who returned Friday from a fortnights stay at East Hampton.

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