Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday August 29, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 29, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Aug 29, 1890 Sara and I this evening returned from a visit of a week with the Reeds at Quogue L. I. which we spent delightfully, sailing riding and enjoying ourselves greatly. Bunner and his wife were staying near there and we saw them often. As near as I can discover artists as they grow old do not work as hard as they do in their younger days, for Bunner had done nothing in the way of painting. We went down to Wainscot and spent a day on invitation of Mrs Van Ingen who has a cottage there which Mary Gifford shares. The Weirs are down there keeping house and Mrs. Van Ingen had them all to dinner to meet us. We visited Mr & Mrs. Sewell nee Amanda Brewster at their house & studio. Mr. S was not at home but Mrs. S had a picture on her easel, a classical subject of [women?] with little [?] and no clothes in a mosquito haunted looking locality. Miss Chamberlain was there calling, daughter of Mr. Joseph Chamberlain who married Miss Endicott. We also called on Dr. Heber Newtons cottage situated directly on the sand dunes only a very short distance from the breakers. We saw him and his wife for a moment. We went back to the Reeds the same evening. On our way home we spent a few hours in N.Y. making some purchases. It was warm riding up in the cars but a delightfully cool evening.

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