Rose at 7. Entirely clear & bright all day ― now very cold.
Worked till 9 at coloring Corniche sketches.
After breakfast ― letter from T. Cooper ― wh. Answered! ―
Then ― about 11 ― suddenly resolved to try if could do 4 Five pound drawings in a day ― or even three.
Began snmall drawings of Nice, Eza, Villefranche, & Mentone, & by 4. P.M. had nearly penned out all.
Walked to V. Sassernò with G. to shew him the way to it, & left answer to Mr. Hankey’s note.
Posted letter to T. Cooper.
Dined at 6.30. 2nd note from Thompson-Hankey with cheque for 20£.
Penned out the 4th small drawing, & one of Turbia.
1st day of 5 pounders.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]