Mr. Williams of Williams & Everett of Boston came in this morning and bought my little study for my Academy picture and I am to send him my "Coming Snow". Sent my last picture the Kaatskill brook subject to the Century monthly meeting. It looked well in my room by day light but by the gas light disappointed me greatly. It was not popular as I hoped it would be and I experienced a great disappointment. I think the artists did not care for it and that is always a disappointment to me. Winslow Homers picture of "Cotton Picking" was the favorite of the evening and it deserved to be. I complimented him on it and also Wyant on his picture which had an exceedingly vigorous sky. There was an interesting collection of pictures many of them Academy pictures I think.