Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday February 28, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 28, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Feb 28, 1890 The last day of winter is like most of its predecessors with but very little of the character of winter. Rain and fog. I went up to Averys directly after breakfast to see Colemans pictures. They were a genuine surprise to me for their excellence. The largest one "The Spanish Peaks" was most beautiful in atmosphere as well as color. Sam Avery told me he had not seen Coleman for several days and that twelve of them were sold--there are I think 24 in all. This will be good news to Coleman for he told me only two were sold. From there I went down to Hendersons to get seeds for Toms hot bed, then to exchange my fountain pen for this one which is not as good as the last one. Then up to the bank at 16th and to my studio where I arrived about noon. I wrote Coleman a note expressing my delight with his pictures and congratulating him on selling so many. The frame for my picture came and it looks very well in it. Calvert, Mary, Sara and I went to the Madison Square Theatre and saw "Aunt Jack" with Agnes Booth as "Aunt Jack". We had excellent seats for a dollar. The play was amusing and we all enjoyed it in comfort as the house was not full and was well ventilated.

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