Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday July 28, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 28, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, July 28, 1886 Have been at work in my studio, on the picture I worked on yesterday which I will put aside now for a while. I [?] painted a little picture of Dwighty from a little pencil sketch I [?] in three days ago. He is very attractive and I wish I could paint him as Sir Joshua Reynolds could have done it. I also painted a little landscape and am trying to get my mind in my work. Sir Joshua's life is most stimulating. His entire direction to his art is something which ought to be a lesson and an example to all artists. I am going [?] now as far as possible what will fix and continue in my [?] in Art.

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