Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday October 21, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 21, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Oct 21, 1886 Have worked all day in my studio and advanced my picture. It has been a windy day but not cold and I got along without a fire. Tom is still at work at the apples, a tedious job which hardly pays for the trouble. I am going to keep painting if they were never gathered. My stretcher came from Wilmurts yesterday and I put the picture in it today. It looks well but I would like to lay it aside for a while. However I shall send it to the Fall Academy exhibition next week. I had a letter from Eastman this evening. He spent a week with Hall after leaving us in Arkville. He writes me that he received a telegram from the Minneapolis exhibition offering $600 for our picture "The children in the Wood" which he accepted--asks how we shall divide and says if we divide even he will have the best of it. I shall only be too glad to settle on those terms.

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