While many of the titles in this subseries represent works devoted to the life and works of Thomas Eakins, a significant number are the catalogs or handbooks published by museums with holdings that include works by Eakins. In regard to the former, Goodrich acquired several of Gordon Hendrick's studies. From the numerous annotations made to one of his copies of Hendrick's 1974 work, Goodrich considered it a significant resource for his own studies. Another book heavily annotated is that by Margaret McHenry, published in 1946. Museums closely associated with Eakins and represented here include the Hirschhorn, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and of course the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Goodrich's references also included general studies of American art, three of which were written by John Wilmerding, scholar and collector of mid- to late-19th century American art. Books referencing other topics related to Eakins are Irene Ward Norsen's biography of five brothers who became rowing champions, and a reprint of the 1893 history of Friend's Central School, at which the artist's father served as writing master for 51 years. The subseries also includes book reviews and transcripts of a master's thesis and doctoral disseration, both of which examine Eakins as well as a finding aid to the papers of the writer Sadakichi Hartmann, which include periodical references to Eakins.
Lloyd and Edith Havens Goodrich, Whitney Museum of American Art, Record of Works by Thomas Eakins : III. Reference : D. Books
Subseries D. Books
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