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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 149, February 3, 1853

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Identifier: DX01246638

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 149, February 3, 1853

Description: Describes Alfred Waud in detail.


to Brooklyn, returned. To room [290 Broadway] & drawing until 11. [Alfred] Waud with me all the [word crossed out] evening. Many and varied have been my feelings towards him, not always have I done him half justice, — I think I could do so now. He is the most [words crossed out] self-reliant [words crossed out] fellow I’ve ever met. Let me briefly jot him down. A stupid and tyrannous father, a trade he didnt like, Sunday in the workshop, parental oaths and ogre-moods, Somerset-house drawing school; giving lessons in drawing at country school; — a first love [words crossed out] Solitude and heart preying on itself awhile, then resolve to live, — pluck and health again. Exercise, country journeys, work of palette & pencil. [words crossed out] Work again, this, that, and the other, — panorama painting with Allan, and — New York. Another half-love scrape ere quitting England, severed by the Atlantic, no sequence to it, nor to a similar Boston one. A handsome [word crossed out] face, Saxon all over, bold nose, full, blue eye, fair hair and a color like a girls’. A laugh

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-02-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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