American & European Works of Art
Samuel Gottscho (American, 1875-1971)
Manhattan Skyline with Chrysler Building, 1920s-30s. Signed "Samuel H. Gottscho" in pencil l.r., numbered "17481" in pencil within the artist's stamp on the verso. Gelatin silver print, image size 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (18.9 x 26.5 cm),unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Possible minor toning to sheet.
N.B. After working as a traveling salesman for 23 years and photographing on his own time, Brooklyn-born Samuel Gottscho became a professional architectural photographer at the age of 50. He received numerous important commissions from New York architects, developers, and contractors, including such major projects as Raymond Hood's Rockefeller Center. He also created classic and often atmospheric portraits (including lots 93 and 94) of New York's changing skyline, bridges, and skyscrapers in the 1920s and 1930s.
The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.