29 Sept. 1942
[Dealer M. A.] McDonald called—Said 3 Winslow Homer watercolors would be there for me to see. . . .
The Winslow Homers came—A “Log Jam” excellent but $3000—A Beach Scene not finished—A pastoral scene with “Sheep, Pasture & a Girl 1878” [Shepherdess of Houghton Farm]—$1000—I never saw one with sheep before—It was very poetic!!!!!!! I may buy it.
McDonald’s—Francine was enchanted by the Winslow Homer watercolor “Sheep & Shepherdess in a landscape”—Said it was “idyllic”—I bought it $1000 [Shepherdess of Houghton Farm ]. . . .
Hurried on to Durand-Ruel’s—The W. Homer watercolor “Sheep & Shepherdess” had arrived—[dealer Herbert] Elfers thought it fine.