Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday April 1, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 1, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Apr 1, 1890 In my room all day painting on the little portrait of Gertrude which I cannot succeed in making at all like her. This evening I went up to call on Mrs. De Forest. With my usual luck I ran into a dinner party. However it was a family party and I had a pleasant call. Lockwood De Forest and his wife were there, Mr. Cheney and his wife (nee Hattie Carnes[)] and a young Irishman just arrived, Mr. Penrose, who is going to Colorado on a farm. He seemed a very agreeable young man and sang and played very nicely. He sang particularly well "The minstrel boy to the war has gone".

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