|Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000339
|Robert Yahn (1921-19XX), American, Portrait, Oil on Canvas, Pointillist, (30" x 24")
Artist: Robert H. Yahn (1921-199?) American
Title: Neal Prince
Pointillism Painting / Pointillism Portrait
Materials: Paint on canvas
Materials: Original 1957 Frame
Framer fully noted by their custom label located on the back of the frame, in the most upper left corner: “Robert M.
Kulicke, Inc. – Frame Makers –
markings on the back of the Frame on each of the components that composes of the actual frame: “RD1073 Hemphill”
Signed by Artist on the lower right corner, dated "YAHN 57"
x 23-3/4” (artwork measured within frame)
Framed: Yes, the original frame remains as it was presented to Mr. Prince, from Bert Hemphill, Jr.
and Bob Yahn.
Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999
Mr. Neal Prince
Neal Prince and Mr. Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.
Mr. Robert H. Yahn, Artist (Personal Friends of Mr. Prince and Mr. Hemphill, Jr.)
Provenance: Source documentation for the Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., May 12, 1964, Page 9/13
is fully noted within Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. (a/k/a Bert) insurance policy executed by Neal Prince in 1964 and is filed with the Smithsonian Institute American Archives
Box 6, in Folders 13-18.
W. Hemphill, Jr. commissioned by a dear friend and professional Illustrator, Mr. Robert H. Yahn, a Portrait of Neal Prince,
to be presented as a gift for his 36th Birthday Bash Party in 1957, which was held in New York at their Apartment.
Footnote ¹: Item
was published in the “Made with Passion –The Hemphill Folk Art Collection in the National Museum of American Art”
© 1990, Published by the Smithsonian Institution Press and the National Museum of American Art, page 64 of Mr. Prince’s
and Mr. Hemphill’s Upper Level of their Apartment, which this portrait is located on the upper right of the photograph
of the stairwell wall.
Robert Yahn (1921-19XX) American
Mr. Yahn was
born, in accordance to your limited records and surviving friends of Mr. Yahn, was born in
California in 1921. He was the Art Director of Life Magazine at the time that the commission as
assigned. Mr. Yahn was always a personal friend with Mr. Prince and Mr. Hemphill, Jr.
Mr. Yahn always was commissioned in the 1950’s and 1960’s to be Illustrator for various books and publications.
Mr. Yahn died in
New York in the late 1980’s or 1990’s.
|View of Mr. Prince's Bedroom and Livingroom
|Duplicated photograph from 1959 memiors of Mr. Neal Prince, New York
Please seek out the Publication,
“Made with Passion – the Hemphill Folk Art Collection, in the National
American Art” by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, and Published for
the National Museum of American Art, by the Smithsonian Institution Press.
1990 Smithsonian Institution.
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|Made with Passion - The Hemphill Folk Art Collection, c.1990
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