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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 75, July 31-August 3, 1859

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Identifier: DX03068003

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 75, July 31-August 3, 1859

Description: Regarding a comment by Charles F. Briggs about Gunn's drawing of John Leech.



sketch of John Leech to dispose of, with a bit of an article. [Jesse] Haney, [Charles] Briggs and [James L.] Smith were there. I had no sooner exhibited my drawing when the second exclaimed, like the insulting beast he is: "I don't believe that is a portrait of Leech!" adding, more of the same sort in manner and speech. Its only his "manner," says Haney. With a spice of thought about a certain Century editorial, too. I always felt that Briggs was a beast, tried to modify my opinion, and as usual, am confirmed in first impressions.


1. Monday. Writing hard all day. Century editorial. [Frank] Cahill slept at [John A.] Wood's lodgings.

2. Tuesday. Down town in the afternoon, hither and thither. Cahill up in the evening and anon Haney. With the latter to Edwards'. A letter from Jack [Edwards] describing the journey into the country, illustrated by [Thomas] Nast's sketches. Found [Frank] Cahill sitting in Washington Square at 11 1/2, miserably enough, looking at the fountain. He home with me, as usual.

3. Wednesday. Down town, hither and thither, a very hot day. Saw Sol Eytinge in the street, the first time for many months. He looks broad and well. Met Frank Wood and the artist

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-07-31

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Artists


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