Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday March 14, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 14, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Mar 14, 1890 It began to rain last night just as I started on my way to dinner and it has rained at intervals all day today. I have been painting on my picture and have improved it but it has not the qualities I wish it had. I think if I were to spend less time in painting and more in studying what my pictures lack perhaps it would be well for me. The money for my "Northern Winter" from the water color society came today $150 less 15 pr. ct. commission. I sent my two pictures to the Academy today "Northern Winter" and "The fall of the Year" the former 30x36 and the later 24x36 although this Winter was painted first and the water color is a copy of it I dare say I will be criticised for having duplicated the water color.

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