Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday March 9, 1887

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

Wednesday, Mar 9, 1887 Whittredges pictures were sold this evening. He had had excellent notices in the papers, the pictures were mostly of small size and exceptionally fine and as I thought would appeal to the popular taste. There was a fine audience besides, but they hesitated to bid and evidently came to buy cheaply. One of his finest pictures, of a larger size went for $400. The collection, 75 pictures brought $12,000 with which he was entirely satisfied. After the sale I went around to the club with Fuller. I expressed myself fully to him regarding the discouraging tone of the Art notices written by Hitchcock in the Tribune and I hope he will tell him what I said.

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