Jervis McEntee Diaries: March 31, 1877

Girards wife and baby arrived yesterday morning on their way to Vineland. They all breakfasted with us. Wood came in and told me he had been up to the Academy and seen the pictures and was not at all pleased with the hanging. Went up shortly after. Only one of my four pictures is on the line. Every body connected with Le Clear is in a good place. In short I think him one of the poorest men that could be selected to act on the hanging committee because of his personal preferences. The Munich Students work prevails and the genuinely American productions are put aside to give prominence to the foreign looking art. The Exhibition is very full and struck me as interesting with the exception that the genuine native expression seems to be overpowered by the work of students in Europe which I lament.

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