Tuesday, Dec 8, 1874- I paint away every day on my picture of the "Mistletoe Bough" and am getting on with it. Yesterday I drew in the chest from an engraving of an Italian "Casone" in an old Art Journal which John McEntee lent me. I also got some suggestions for the interior panelling from the same source. Too a long walk. Went down to the Strand to see about the painting of some more boards to paint on and from there around by Steep Rocks, over the hill and through Ludlums Woods home. It snowed a little last night. Edgar H[?] died today, and event which has been looked for for a day or two.