Designed by Gustav F. Schroeder and released by Central in 1885 [Reichardt]. It appears on the cover of Superior Printer as shown in the book Typology and dated by the book’s authors in the 1870s [HiH], but other sources say the magazine was not published until 1887 [WorldCat] so this date is likely too early.
A 1960 Morgan Press catalog states the designer as S. Schraubstadter, Jr. in May 17, 1887. [Patent]
Commercial digitizations by Brian Sooy as URW Art Gothic (URW, 1995) and by Tom Wallace as Art Gothic HiH (HiH, 2007, with alternates for ‘CEHSTcemst’ under unrelated codepoints). Dexterous is a reinterpretation by Gerald Gallo (2009).