Rose before 7 ― “clearing rubbish” from studio & “selling palette” till 8. Letter from poor Cromek. ―
Worked till 1 or 2 at snatches of alteration in the Jánina, which is an unfinishable picture. After a large luncheon slept & read Bates’s Amazons till 3. This transition or interregnum state between work is a sad time.
At 4 I went to Mrs. Slingsby Bethell, & found her & poor dear Amma Parkyns ― the latter very poorly. sate some time. Walked to Grosvenor Place ― but the Stanleys were fled. Then to Coventry St. ― paying bills & ordering drawers ― & home.
At 7.30 ― came Thomas Wyatt ― & nothing could be kinder or pleasanter than his manner & converse all the evening ― after last nights “fiasco” a great consolation.
We looked at Φώτογράφς ― & went at 10.15.
Bed at 11.
Very pleasant evening.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]