This is a very small series of records of the subsidiary Gersel Corp., which appears to have been in business from the mid-1940s through the late 1960s. The records do not provide any documentation on the establishment or liquidation of the company, but it appears that the company was established to handle the accounts of certain acquisitions and sales that Germain Seligman did not want handled by the main firm, although the firm usually took a commission for the sales. Gersel may have handled artwork acquisitions and sales for which Germain Seligman was the primary owner.
This bulk of this series has been scanned, with the exception of Auction Catalogs. Only the covers of these catalogs have been scanned.
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The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Processing of the collection was funded by the Getty Grant Program; digitization of the collection was funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.