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:

RIROS, Chambrier, French
Oil on Canvas, Portrait
 “Chambrier Riros, being the Man with White Sock”
(25" x 20-") ca.1804

Neal Prince:

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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.1999.000032
Primitive, Portrait, Oil on Canvas, Man with White Sock, (25" x 20")

This item was deaccession on April 4, 2017, which it was bequeathed to the American Folk Art Museum in accordance to the terms and agreements with the directives of Neal A. Prince, at the time of his death.

Artist:          Chambrier Riros, Professor of Architecture

Title:          “Chambrier Riros, being the Man with White Sock”

Date:           December 12, 1804, University of Krokow, Poland

Medium:      Portrait, Painting on canvas

Materials:   Paint, canvas with original black wooden Primitive frame

Markings:   Description of provenience noted on the back of the canvas

Dimensions:  25” x 20-”

Framed:       Yes,  black original frame

Inventory No:       


Provenance:  Neal Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999

Mr. Neal Prince

Mr. Neal Prince and Mr. Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.

Sunmer Healey Antiques, Third Avenue, New York, (Acquired 1950)

˜Mr. Rhodius, Polish (1804)


Provenance: Source documentation for the Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., May 12, 1964, Page 12/13



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.

Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000032
Primitive, Portrait, Oil on Canvas, Man with White Sock, (25" x 20")

The item is described on the back which states the following: "Souvenir de la plus vin reconnasissance ui fut paint a' l' age de 29 ous par Chambeier Rivos Professeur d' Architecture quia Retrouve Gaul' par lassoius infatigable de Mr. Rhadius ocbeur en Medicine Chirisgien. Professeur et ordinance de la Chimie et de Bolnique dans le Universile de Gracouie in Poland. The 12th of December 1804 - Dobeniaen."


Said script translated as: “Souvenir of the most sincere gratitude… painted by Chambrier Riros, Professor of Architecture, when he was 29. Who, Thanks to the care of the tireless Mr. Rhodius, Surgeon, recovered to good health. Chemistry Professor… From the University of Krakow, Poland, December 12, 1804


Please seek out the Publication, “Made with Passion – the Hemphill Folk Art Collection, in the National museum of American Art” by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, 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

To seek out further information on Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., go to Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.


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