Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday October 15, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 15, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Oct 15, 1886 I set Tom at work picking the apples. I think we will have 20 barrels more or less. It has been a blustery day with fine skies. A cold wave is predicted as coming and we have not got the hall stove up. I spent the day in my studio painting on my two pictures which I thought were finished but I have improved them considerably. I wrote to Wilmurt about frames and to send me a stretcher and to arrange for him to send my pictures to the Fall exhibition of the Academy. Sara invited Mr & Mrs Cantine to tea and we had a very pleasant evening together sitting in the parlor with a fire in the Franklin. I felt happy at work in my studio today. My pictures promise well and I hope I may sell them. Dear me. If I could only sell something I would be released from this awful state of anxiety.

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