Fitch asked me for a picture for the Century on Saturday as the Russian Grand Dukes are to be there. I had nothing new but coming to my room I took up a canvas 18 x 28 which I had already prepared and commenced a picture from one of my Deans Corners studies. Just as I began the sky Mrs. Morrell came in to call on Gertrude and detained me nearly an hour but by 3 o'clock I had my sketch nearly done, and it seems to me one of my best things, needing more elaboration, but a good subject for a large picture. Dined at Pinchots with Mr & Mrs. Stebbins and Mr & Mrs Eastman Johnson. Johnson and I had to hurry away to attend the Trustees meeting at the Century but got there too late. Had a talk with Taylor and came home.