You are building a new house? I have heard father talk about your collection of Japanese prints.
A really delightful thing, Japanese prints. Yes, I intend building on Long Island. And my new interest in pictures ... I shall have a gallery especially for them.
Americans haven’t done any too much for art so far.
Oh, I assure you! I know many men who are continually buying the best on the market.
Another cup, Mr. Wentworth? Joe, pass the cake.
No, thank you, Silvia. Yes, the cake if you please. Why, it’s real English plumcake!
English things are getting very popular over here. Joe, won’t you show us the new picture? He finished it just before you came, Mr. Wentworth.
Indeed! I should like to see it very much.
There isn’t very much light.
No, the light is poor. But even so—and your colors will stand out, Joe.
Really, Mr. Carson, I counted on seeing some of your work. I have heard, nice things about you.
There. If you stand just here....
It’s our little cottage! I’m so glad! That’s where we lived last summer, Mr. Wentworth. I always wanted Joe to paint it. Joe, it’s splendid! Don’t you think so, Mr. Wentworth?
Yes.... Yes. Very interesting....
Don’t you love the bright colors and the firm, flowing lines?
Of course, it isn’t exactly what I have been accustomed to.... I have heard that some of the younger Frenchmen and Russians are painting in a new way, but—