Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday May 4, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 4, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, May 4, 1887 Went up to the Academy. Mr. Galt said my picture had been much liked by the best people but he had had no offer for it. I see the work of unknown and obscure men marked and sold and no one wants what I do. Frank Furniss came to see me. I have not seen him since before the war when he was a student here with Hunt. Now he is a middle aged gray haired man. I was very glad to see him and his visit called up many reminiscences of my early life here. I have been painting on my brook picture reflecting some of the greens in the water and I hope it is better. Have written to Lucy who wrote me about material for a screen. I went up to Becks this morning and inquired about Lincrusta Walton. I was to dine with Homer Martin this evening and met him at the Century by appointment, but he had some excuse--his wife was reading proof, as I expected and was rather glad not to go. Spent the evening at the club reading the May installment of the Life of Lincoln.

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