Saturday December 28, 1889
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 28, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Saturday, Dec 28, 1889 This is the idea I had of Grady. [Clipping attached] He had one kind of speech for the North and a very different one for the South. It was not so cold this morning. Coming from breakfast I looked up Oliver who sent for Eno's picture today and is to line it for $4.50. I also went to Delanys and ordered a sack coat for every day wear for $23. Have painted all day on my winter picture. Whittredge called and spent a little time with me. He seemed interested in my picture but did not say much except to talk on general matters. I am sorry to find I irritate him easily and I think it begins to make us act a little constrained with each other. I called to see Budworth the man who is delivering the Paris Exposition pictures. They seem to have been very carelessly packed and many of them are injured and the frames broken. I told him of the hole in mine and he thought I had better inform Rush Hawkins, but I do not care to have any communication with him. Frederick Remington called this afternoon and spent some time with me. He seems to me a man who has decided ideas. He has been up in Canada moose hunting and was interested in my snow picture. He says his ambition is to paint the French Conquest or early occupation of North America. I went to the club about 9 o'clock and stayed until midnight. I saw Eastman for a little while. He invited me to dine with him tomorrow and said Joe May was staying with him. He had some business with T.B. Clarke (a man I do not like in spite of trying to) and so I saw little of him.
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