System Number: 01764
Date: 8 December 1893
Author: William Henry Goodyear
Place: New York
Recipient: Alexander Reid
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G130
Document Type: ALS
Alexander Reid Esq
My dear Sir
Having seen your Whistler at the World's Fair "Princess of the Land of Porcelain" - I have wished to include it in my slide illustrations for lectures on the History of Art and also to use a half-tone photograph
inof it in a little book I am about to have published on "Renaissance and Modern Art"
Both your own wishes and Mr Whistler's are to be consulted in this matter and should your decision be favorable I would beg you to forward him my letter for his own reply.
For the advice of Mr Whistler and yourself as to my own standing I will say that I am the author of a work on Greek ornament - "The Grammar of the Lotus" (Sampson Low) of a "History of Art" (A. S. Barnes N.Y.) of a history of "Roman and Medieval Art" (Chantauqua Reading Circle, Flood & Vincent 150 Fifth Ave N. Y-) - Lectures on Art [p. 2] History in the Cooper Institute N. Y. Brooklyn Institute N Y C - also that I have great admiration for Mr. Whistler as an artist and a man -
Professor Ives, Chief of the Art Palace at the Fair, has allowed me to have a negative taken from this picture and to deposit it with him - to be destroyed by him in case your permission and that of Mr. Whistler should not be obtained -
As regards my little book an early answer would favor as it will soon go to press.
Wm Henry Goodyear
222 East 69th St. N. Y-
Dec 8th / 93
4. Renaissance and Modern Art
Goodyear, William H., Renaissance and Modern Art ... With many illustrations, New York and London, 1900.
5. The Grammar of the Lotus
Goodyear, William H., The Grammar of the Lotus: A New History of Classic Ornament as a Development of Sun Worship, London, 1891.