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:

HECKROTH, Hein (1901-1970) American
Gouache on Paper
Three Penny Opera
 (10-½" x 14-¼") ca.1965

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.1999.000027
HECKROTH, Hein (1901-1970) American, Gouache on Paper, (10½ " x 14¼")

Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000027
Die Dreigroschenoper 63 Werkbuch zum Film

Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000027
HECKROTH, Hein (1901-1970) American, Pen on Paper, (13-3/4" x 9-14/16") c.1965

Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000027
Hein Heckroth, Artist, Set Designer

This item was deaccession on April 4, 2017, which it was bequeathed to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in accordance to the terms and agreements with the directives of Neal A. Prince, at the time of his death.

Artist:           Hein Heckroth (1901-1970) German

Title:            Three Penny Opera

Set Design for Die Dreigroschenoper (production date: 1968)

Date:            1962

Medium:      Gouache

Materials:     Paper

Markings:     Signed by the Artist on the lower right corner. With an additional script in pencil, by the artist “Dedicated to Mr. Hemphill, 1965

Dimensions: 10½” x 14½”

Framed:        Yes, item has remained in the original frame when acquired by Mr. Prince and Mr. Hemphill, Jr.

Inventory No:NAPT.1999.000027

Provenance:  Neal Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999

Mr. Neal Prince

Mr. Neal Prince and Mr. Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. ¹, ²

Mr. Hein Heckroth, Artist (Personal Friend to Mr. Prince and Mr. Hemphill, Jr.)

Provenance: Source documentation for the Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., May 12, 1964, Page 10/13

Provenance: Source documentation for the Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., May 12, 1964, Page 11/13  

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.


Footnote:             This item is part of Mr. Prince's Motion Picture Collection. 

Footnote¹:             This item is illustrated in the following book. “Die Dreigroschenoper” 63 Werkbuch Zum Film (Works of Film) Staudte / Heckroth / Rague” Fardruck de Einbanddecken Poerschke & Weiner Publishers, Munchen, Germany © 1964. The original artwork sketch was written in the inside cover of the “Die Dreigroschenoper” 63 Werkbuch Zum Film book, as scribed as "TO NEAL PRINCE FROM HEIN, FRANKFORT IV 65".     

Footnote ²:   Mr. Neal Prince has bequeathed this Set Design Rendering to the The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive Center and Resource Center for future generations to enjoy said item. It is highly recommend if you are in Los Angles, please visit the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by which they have many new exhibits on display from their vast collections. This outstanding resource is located at:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Margaret Herrick Library

333 South La Cienega Boulevard

Beverly Hills, California 90211

General Information: tele. 1.310.247.3000




Memo ¹                Book Title:             Die Dreigroschenoper 63 Werkbuch Zum Film (Works of Film)

Staudte    / Heckroth / Raguse, Laokoon – Verlag, Munchen, Germany

Author:                  Hein Heckroth

Copyrighted:         © 1964

Publishers:            Farbdruck der Einbanddecken Poerschke & Weiner Munchen

Subject:                  Works done by three individuals in film. Book is in German. One of the three is Hein Heckroth. Of whom would be Neals good friend. Neal has four works done by Hein Heckroth in the trust.

ISBN:                      n/a         

Other:                     Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number : n/a

Comment:              Inscribed on header page “To Neal Prince Love Hein Heckroth Frankfurt IV 65” with original artwork done by a fine felt-tip pen by Mr. Heckroth of a naked boy smoking a cigarette.

Page 59 (The book pages are un-number) is an similar illustration of the Mr. Heckroth artwork compared to the item within the Trust Collection


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