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McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
McEntee, Gertrude  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Washington, D.C.
1872 May 10-1874 Nov. 20
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No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Diary : 1 v. : handwritten ; 21 x 18 cm.
The first of the five volumes that make up the diaries of Jervis McEntee. He writes about the New York City art community, with his friends Henry Blackburn (art writer and editor of London Society and Academy Notes), Edwin Booth (actor), William Bryant (poet and editor), Frederic E. Church (his teacher), Sanford Gifford, Eastman Johnson, John F. Kensett, Frederick Law Olmstead (landscape architect), Bayard Taylor (writer for the New York Tribune and author), Launt Thompson, John Q.A. Ward, John F. Weir, and Worthington Whittredge. He includes visits to artists' studios and social engagements such as concerts, theater, dinner parties, and lectures in the company of his friends or with his wife, Gertrude. He describes numerous sketching trips in the Catskills and the Maine woods with fellow artists and their involvement with the Century Club and the National Academy's Council. McEntee also describes his work, family life, transactions of paintings, and continuous financial troubles.
Jervis McEntee. Diary, Vol. I, 1872 May 10-1874 Nov. 20. Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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U.S. public domain
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
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