Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday January 18, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 18, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Jan 18, 1890 Very beautiful weather, bright and bracing and every one feels better. Sedgwick and Edith Wilkinson came over to my studio and I took them to Woods and to Beards studios. I have been reseating my little shaker Rocking chair. A man came in to measure for fire escapes. I impressed upon him the importance of having them put on as soon as possible. Went to the club in the evening and saw a number of the Artists. Murphy told me he heard I had one of the most interesting water colors in the exhibition from a "good man" on the hanging committee. Presently Maynard joined us. He shook my hand and congratulated me on having one of the best water colors in the exhibition. Said he was on the hanging committee, that it was hung in a good place and would be sure to sell the first day. I told him this was quite unexpected to me and therefore very gratifying as I had been far from satisfied with my picture. Saw Eastman, and we had supper together. Altogether this generous praise from the Artists, so entirely unexpected, made me feel quite happy.

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