Thursday December 6, 1888
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 6, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Tuesday, Dec 6, 1888 I painted on a small picture of Deans Corner. My two canvases came and I immediately went to work on Genl. Husted's picture and have got it well laid in. I received a letter from him this evening wanting me to send it to him on the 22nd. Mary and I went to see Booth and Barret in Othello, Booth as Iago. It was a most finished and masterly performance. I have seen Booth in that character many times but he never played it with more subtlety and power. Barrett was good as Othello and the Desdemona (Miss Gale) remarkably good. She is a new name to me. I went to Booths dressing room twice and saw him and Barrett for a short time as he is on the stage most of the time. He looked well and I was very glad to see him for I have deep in my heart a warm affection for him.
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