Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday November 27, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 27, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Nov 27, 1886 A bright winter day. The children are coasting on the frozen snow. I went to my studio directly after breakfast and after building a good big fire in the Franklin went to work at a study 10x? of the view towards Hussey Hill I sketched Thursday. It is not as good as I could wish but I think I see what is the difficulty. The afternoon and evening effects today were charming. I grow to like the Winter effects more and more. A letter from Downing saying he had had a pleasant Thanksgiving and that there was no snow below the Highlands.

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