Gray cloudy, warm.

Morning at Modern Exhibition: Lanoues1 & other works &c.

Called on Pantaleone, who afterwards called on me.

Lacäita also, who has just come here, so I went & saw old Lady Carmichael ― who ― sad life ― is taking the little boy southward.

Dined at 4. At the Louvre, (after calling at Lady C.’s ―) by 6, & off to Rail.

Place to Turin. Got good place, opposite [was] a pleasant young Liverpool merchant, who knew Ashtons, Edwards, everybody. ― We talked a good deal ― & the night ˇ[was] soon past.

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

  1. I can’t find any information on this landscape painter, but in Maxime du Camp, Le Salon de 1861, Paris: Librairie nouvelle, 1861, p. 158 one can read: “M. Lanoue a envoyé neuf toiles qui toutes se distinguent par des efforts consciencieux: sa Forêt de pins du Gombo est de grande tourure, pleine d’air et conçue dans un système de coloration habile qui a permis au peintre d’avoisiner sans crudité des verts et des bleus.” []