Tuesday, 11 October 1864

Gray ― fine ― no sun. Did but little work ― some generalization of the Sir W. James’s picture. But Dickenson came to measure for the Water Colored Screen ― & after that Mansfield Parkyns came & staid a long time ― & then they came & hung up the portrait of my dear Ann (― done by Gush ―) & the remaining unhung prints. So I neither worked nor went out ― but mooned & moaned, & what I painted painted ill. And it is useless to think of leaving London before I go.

At 4 or 5 ― a note from Gussie, with Ten Guineas for her drawing of Suda Bay. Ahi!

“Depressed” & “sad” ― which one ain’t often now a days. At 7.30 to 15 Belgravia Square.


Very good dinner ― & pleasant evening ― in a way ― only the lamps hurt me. ― E.A. Drummond walked home with me nearly: home at 11.45.


[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]


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