Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday January 11, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 11, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Jan 11, 1890 Stopped at the Century and found a note from Dalys Theatre telling me I could have the four front seats in the gallery on Monday 20th. I went immediately up and secured them. Raw and cold with a thick haze and East wind, the penetrating cold which goes to ones marrow. It rained while I was at breakfast just enough to make the side walks dangerous from the frozen sleet. My picture "Winter in the County" went to the Century and the Water Color of the same subject to the water Color Society. Have spent the day doing many little things in the way of arranging my room. I have also [?] the sketch box I am going to send to Miss Robertson and putting in colors etc. getting it ready to send. The things I ordered for it at Devoes came last night but I still have to get some brushes, a palette knife etc. It has been too dark to paint today. Gill was in yesterday and selected a picture for his exhibition--"The Birches" which I had in the Academy last year. He is to ask $300 and to return me $200. Attended the Annual meeting of the Century. There was an interesting collection of pictures. I sent my Winter and had many encouraging commendations from the Artists, something I have not experienced in a long time. Eastman and I walked over to 6th Av together. He was despondent and miserable about his portrait of Mr. Trowbidge of New Haven which he had at the club, but I thought unreasonably so, as I thought it one of his good portraits.

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