Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday March 26, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 26, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Mar 26, 1888 It snowed in the night. Have been painting all day. Mr. Clarke called and looked at some of my Western studies. Says a Mr. Halsted wants a large picture of mine and asked about my Academy picture, also wanted to know if I would sell the "Clouds". I told him I had never cared to sell it, that I painted it for myself. Then he asked if I could not sell it if I got a good price for it. I said I presumed I would sell it if I were well paid for it. I think he wants something from me. Bowyer and I went to the Star Theatre to see the Boston Specialty Co. a part of it was entertaining but there was a great preponderance of vulgarity and coarseness. I thought of the Shade of Irving looking upon this stage that he and Ellen Terry have just left.

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