David Anthony

The New York Stock Exchange Building and New Addition

The New York Stock Exchange Building and New Addition


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Directory: Fine Art: Prints: Pre 1930: Item # 1335971
David Anthony
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Alpharetta
Georgia
404-805-3301

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 $2,500.00 
Although not much is known about this print, we can say with reasonable confidence that it was produced by Adams & Grace of New York for Trowbridge and Livingston which was architect for the New York Stock Exchange Building addition which was completed in 1923. The print is a colored albertype, a printing method used early in the 20th century prior to mass use of offset photo lithography. The print was most likely a promotion commissioned by the architects to market their services, the NYSE addition being a chief achievement. Thus we believe that the print is contemporaneous with the completion of the project. The firm was founded by Samuel Beck Parkman Trowbridge (1862-1925) and Goodhue Livingston (1867-1951), both graduates of Columbia University. Trowbridge studied for a time at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, which may explain his interest in putting an artistic face on the engineering firm. The company produced other important buildings such as the Oregon state capitol, the headquarter of J P Morgan, among others. The condition is very good, with the plate marks nicely visible. However, the paper has toned from age. While appealing, the frame has a few noticeable but not too distracting scratches which could be easily repaired. The print is hard to find, and would be ideal for a discerning corporate collector. Dimension: 41" x 33 3/8" (framed)