Jervis McEntee Diaries: December 30, 1884

Tuesday, Dec 30, 1884 The weather still most dismal. Went to the American Art Gallery to see the exhibition of sketches and Vedders illustrations for the Rubayat of Omar Kayyam[sic]. I think the latter marvels of fancy and imagination and they certainly stamp him as a man of great originality and of most poetic feeling. There was a very beautiful snow study by Wm Bliss Baker in a fine wood. I came to my room and worked on my snow picture going all over it with lighter and cooler color and I think it vastly improved. Mary came in and was much struck by it. She thought most [?] an interesting. I have introduced lights in the church windows as I saw it on Christmas eve and think I will call it "Christmas eve".

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