Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday April 9, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 9, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Apr 9, 1887 Warm and spring like. I walked up to Rocks to try on my spring suit and took occasion to go in to Reichards gallery to see a few of Geo. Fullers pictures on exhibition there, among them "Arethusa" and "Nydia", very curious in execution but of an agreeable tone, a little bordering on affection I thought. Have painted all day on my winter and I think improved it. Mrs. Col. Church called with Miss Poe daughter of an army officer. Downing came in also. I have felt discouraged and a little gloomy today. Miss Teal called and brought her picture which I promised to touch up a little. Went to the Century this evening to hear Huntington read his paper on Durand which was very interesting and pervaded by a commendable regard for the talent and sincerity of the venerable painter. I met Eastman and could not help treating him with coldness. He noticed it and I did not talk with him afterward. I am sorry to have differences with old friends, for I have not too many, but I think I have been disrespectfully treated and he at least might have prevented it.

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