Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday February 21, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 21, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Feb 21, 1888 Warm fine day suggestive of the spring. I painted on a little Indian Summer picture. Mr. Van Derlip called and I arranged with him to have my pictures covered by insurance while in the Ortgies gallery. In the evening attended a meeting at the Academy to consider the resolution of the Council allowing glass in pictures in the exhibition. After discussion by Perry, Millet, Moran, Miller & Swain Gifford it was put to vote and the Council was sustained. I am opposed to the permission and voted against it, believing it an artifice unworthy of an association of artists. There was considerable feeling and 38 Academicians were sufficiently interested to be present, but no unpleasant feeling remained after it was decided. A few of us went around to the Century for a little while.

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