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8 A Tribute to an American Artist. It will be gratifying to our American artists who are exhibitors at the Royal Academy this year, as well as to their numerous friends, to know that their works are, without exception favorably noticed by the English press. Mr, McEntee, of the Tenth street studio building, sent a small picture, and the London Times of May 27, in its review of the exhibition, speaks of it in the following flattering terms: "A new name, Jervis McEntee, attached to a landscape (930) of unpretending but rare quality——'November,' with the appropriate line, "'Shade deepening over shade the country round embrowns'—— is, we understand, American. The picture shows what is so rare, an imaginative feeling of the subject——a scene of low hills with a foreground of scrubby woodland, its winter suit of brown here and there enlivened, but very sparingly, with a touch of autumnal scarlet and gold, and a horizon of higher hills of sombre indigo. The picture is too low in tone and too sombre in sentiment to attract much attention; but it deserves and will reward study, and affixes a mark in the memory of the artist's name." Sunday June 23" 1872. Miss Sterling left on Saturday. We all regretted to have her go for she has impressed us all as a fine, noble woman. Mary Gifford and Mrs. Wilkinson came on Friday and Mary returned the same day. Mary Vaux Laura, Marian and Haven Putnam came on Friday with the Powell and Major Wilkinson came Saturday morning. He and his wife returned home last evening. I received a letter from H. K. Brown a day or two ago asking me if I would go fishing with him. I wrote him yesterday to come. Haven Putnam would go with me to Lake Placid where I should very much like to go if it were not for my engagement with Brown. Tuesday 25th. H. K. Brown wrote me a few days ago to know if I would go fishing with him. I wrote him on Saturday to come at once. Haven Putnam who would have gone with us waited until this morning and not hearing from him he left for Stockbridge. I received a letter shortly after he left from Mrs. Brown saying my letter of Saturday did not get there until Monday and meanwhile Mr. Brown had gone away to be gone until the last of this week. Putnam and I would have gone up to the Adirondacs for a couple of weeks if I had known this this morning. It has rained all day a soft gentle rain which was much needed. On Sunday I wrote to Lucy, finished a letter to Downing, one to Mrs. Wheeler and also wrote to Dr Ellis sending him check for his bill and to Dr Joslin sending him a check for $100 on account. Mary went home this morning and Marian went with her. She could not make up her mind to remain here and let
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