Neal Prince Trust
being the Grantor to the
Neal A. Prince and Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr. Estate Holding Trust u/a/d 05/08/2000,
which is the legal owner of this item below:

YAHN, Robert (1921-19XX), American,
Portrait, Oil on Canvas, Pointillist
Portrait, "Neal Prince"

Commissioned by:
Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr. for Mr. Prince's Birthday
(30" x 24") ca.1957

Neal Prince:

Artist A - G

Artist H - P

Artist Q - T

Artist U - Z


Costume Design Collection

Neal Prince & Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr. Collections 1950-1967

Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., 1964

Fine Arts Appraisal for Neal Prince, 1969



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

Date:            1957

Medium:      Pointillism Painting / Pointillism Portrait

Materials:     Paint on canvas

Materials:     Original 1957 Frame

Original 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 – New York

Black markings on the back of the Frame on each of the components that composes of the actual frame: “RD1073 Hemphill”

Markings:    Signed by Artist on the lower right corner, dated "YAHN 57"

Dimensions: 29-3/4” 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.

Inventory No:      


Provenance: Neal Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999

                    Mr. Neal Prince

                  Mr. 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



Footnote:            Provenance 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 in Box 6, in Folders 13-18.

Memo:         Herbert 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 :        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 museum of American Art” by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, and Published for the National Museum of American Art, by the Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, London, 1990 Smithsonian Institution.

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Made with Passion - The Hemphill Folk Art Collection, c.1990

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