Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday January 28, 1890

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

Tuesday, Jan 28, 1890 Good snug winter weather. Directly after breakfast I went up to Ortgies' gallery to see Whittredges collection which is to be sold tomorrow night. It is certainly a very varied and creditable one. It is a shame that a man of his ability is obligated to take these uncertain means of getting rid of his pictures. There are many things there I would buy if I were able. The little figures and animals are charmingly introduced notably some white tailed deer in one of his western subjects--some coyotes in another an a couple of bulls fighting in a pasture very fine in action. I met Mr. Huntington there as well as Nicoll and I hear from many sources commendation of his collection. At noon I went down town and exchanged my pen for the one I am writing with. Went to Dr. Patchins as usual and so the day has gone. When I returned from down town at noon I found a note from Pinchot inviting me to dine with him at 7. I dressed and went up there. Mrs. Pinchot had gone away from home for a day but Nettie and his youngest son were there and a friend of Netties, a Miss Morrow. I came away a little after 9.

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