Singer Building, completed 1908 (demolished 1968), New York
Earl Horter, American, 1880 - 1940
Like many of the drawings and etchings of New York made by Horter while he lived in the city during the first two decades of this century, this view of the Manhattan skyline was shown in his first one-man exhibition at the New York gallery of Frederick Keppel and Company in 1916. It was organized by Carl Zigrosser, research librarian at Keppel, who later became this Museum's first curator of prints and drawings. Zigrosser bought the drawing from the exhibition and donated it to the Philadelphia Museum of Art thirty-seven years later.