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Significant architectural print to go under the hammer - image

A significant piece of architectural memorabilia is going to auction in New York later this month.

On sale will be an autographed print of architect/artist Hugh Ferriss' rendering of the Chrysler Building - his depiction of the building just prior to its completion.

Considered an important piece of New York city history, this print will fall to the highest bidder on January 27.

The recently discovered print measures 38.5' by 16', and is signed and dated with the signatures of: W.P. Chrysler, William Van Alen, Frank B. Rogers, Louis T.M. Ralston, Harry Gold and Stanley H. Ross.

Hugh Ferriss (1889-1962) trained as an architect at Washington University, but early in his career he turned to architectural renderings of other architects' works, rather than designing his own buildings.

His skill as a delineator of architectural design, including the Woolworth Building in New York City and the Chicago Tribune Tower, soon led him to become a sought-after freelance artist and architectural illustrator.

The vast majority of Ferriss' work is housed in museum collections, such as the large collection held by Columbia University.

Online bids for the print will be accepted here: www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=5837

by Ed Dorrell

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