Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday January 21, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 21, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Jan 21, 1889 Spent the forenoon running around doing various errands. It was warm and the snow which fell last night was melting rapidly. When I came to my room the Express man was waiting with my picture from Sam Coykendall which is going to the Paris Exposition. I had it carried to my room and went to work to open it which was a job, as Mantustock had done the boxing in a most substantial manner. I got to work painting near noon. Worked on the sky of my little plains sunset picture with the "Wickie-ups" and improved it. Robbins came in while I was in the midst of it but I kept at work. Later I got out a larger canvas on which I had made an attempt at this same sort of sky and pitched vigorously into that and before dark I got it so that it promised to make a picture. I was very tired after the days work as I had been on my feet and busy all day. After dinner I went around to the Brevoort and called on the Church's. Poor Mrs. Church looked very pale and ill. She has caught cold and seemed to me to look badly. Church thinks now he will start on the last day of January and stop over Sunday at Pass Christian. After I left there I went around to the Century where I met Nicoll and Yewell with whom I passed an hour. Sara wrote me in a letter I received today that our Question Club in Kingston are desirous that I should ready my essay on Michael Angelo. I wrote her today I would if I could find it. This I think is the anniversary of Maurices birth day.

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