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

BERMAN, Eugene (1899-1972), Russian
Gouache, Theatre Design
Set Design Titled: “Andromeda”
 (9¼" x 12") ca.1949

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.1999.000015
BERMAN, Eugene (1899-1972), Russian, Gouache,
Theatre Design, ca.1943, (9-¼ "x 12")

Artist:         Eugene Berman (1899-1972), Russian

Title:         “Andromeda”

Production: Andromeda Production, Set Stage Design

Date:           1943¹

Medium:      Gouache on Paper, Theatre Design for Divert Easement

Materials:    Medium on Light brown paper.

Markings:    Signed, Monogrammed Center “E.B”.

Dimensions: 9-¼” x 12”.

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

Inventory No:NAPT.1999.000015

Provenance:  Neal Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999

Mr. Neal Prince

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

Roy Davis Gallery, New York

Provenance:  Source documentation for the Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., May 12, 1964, Page 5/13


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 Theatre Set Design Collection.

Footnote¹:          It is suggested that this item is from the show, “ANDROMEDA” (1943), (which was a) mythic figure is depicted, not chained to an ocean rock poised for rescuer by Perseus, but collapsed unconscious near a desert lake in the rubble of Death Valley.” – From the book “High Drama – Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime”, by Michael Duncan. © 2004, Published by Hudson Hills Press LLC, 74-2 Union Street, Manchester, Vermont 0525, pg. 17. However, the Item has the script notation; “49”, which may be the scene number. 

Museums and Public Art Galleries that hold said Artist works:

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Brooklyn Museum

Cleveland Museum of Art
Harvard University Art Museums
Eugene Berman in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database
Museum of Modern Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Princeton University Art Museum
Sheldon Art Gallery
Eugene Berman at the Smithsonian American Art Museum,
Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue


Eugene Berman (1899-1972), Russian

Born in St. Petersburg, Russian. His profession was a painter and stage-designer, much concerned with the romantic grandeur of Italian Renaissance architecture. Born in St. Petersburg of a prosperous banking family. Studied painting from the age of 14, his first teacher being an architect who stimulated his interest in architecture. Settle in Paris in 1919 and studied 1919-1920 at the Acadmie Ranson, but as a painter mainly self-taught. Made many prolonged visits to Italy from 1922 onwards to study antique ruins, and Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Become identified with the Neo-Romantic movement whose members included Bernard, Tchelitchew and his brother, Lenonid Berman. First one-man exhibition at the Galerie Granoff, Pairs, 1927. Active from 1937 as a designer for ballet and opera for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, including sets and costumes for Lifar’s Icare 1937 and Balanchine’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme 1944. Moved from Paris to the United States in 1939. He worked for the American Ballet Caravan 1941 and the Ballet Theatre in 1942, 1943 and 1944. In 1944, he became a United State Citizen. He spent much time in Italy again from 1950, mainly in Rome, Italy where he died.

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