Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000041
Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940) American, Water Color, (6-3/4" x 9-3/4")
Artist: Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940)
Materials: Water color
and metallic gouache
noted on the back of the item in pencil
Dimensions: 6-3/4" x W.9-3/4"
Framed: Yes, item has remained in the original frame when acquired by Mr. Prince and Mr. Hemphill, Jr. The frame is a custom
period related Frame with embedded green color glass within the frame.
Provenance: Neal Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999
Mr. Neal Prince
Mr. Neal Prince and Mr. Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.
Davis Gallery, 231
East 60th Street,
Estate of FD Guerry
Galleries that hold said Artist works:
Dallas Public Library,
New York Historic Society,
(portrait of Harding),
¹: This artwork, by
Mr. Mora has been authenticated by the Mora Estate Agent,
Baron Art Estate Manager².
After Mr. Mora was introduced to A. Mucha, which he showed Mr. Mora some of his works of art that were recently published.
F. Luis Mora produced a series of watercolors in Art Nouveau style. Mora was clearly influenced by Mucha. One of Mora’s
watercolors influenced by Mucha would be this artwork owned by the Trust. Another works of art was exhibited at ACA Galleries
New York in May, 2005. This item was included in the Francis Luis Mora Catalogue Raisonne, Second Volume, Watercolors.
Footnote ²: The
Legal Estate Representative to the Francis Luis Mora Estate, their contact information is the following:
Mrs. Lynne Pauls Baron
Baron Art Estate Manager
Post Office Box 212
Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940),
Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940)
was born in
Uruguay, he was the son of Domingo Mora, a Spanish painter and sculptor who taught art in
New York City, Francis Luis Mora attended
the Boston Museum School of Fine Art, a student of Frank Benson and Edmund Tarbell. He went on to teach at the Art Students
League, the Grand Central School of Art and the New York School of Art. His career
as a painter basically was of American life at the turn of the 20th century, working in the heart of
New York City and
Connecticut as a portraitist, muralist
and illustrator for some of the great names of the day. Mora painted Andrew Carnegie and President Warren Harding, whose portrait
by Mora hands on the grand staircase of the White House, and amongst his many mural commissions was the public library in
Massachusetts and the
Building at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904, the year he was also made a member of the National
Academy of Design. His credits include; exhibited: Boston AC, 1898-1908; PAFA Ann., 1898-34 frequently; Phila. AC, 1901 (gold);
AAS; 1902 (gold); AIC; 1902-36; St. Louis Expo, 1904 (med); NAD, 1895; 1897, 1899, 1905 (Hallgarten prize); 1931 (prize);
NYWCC, 1907’ Corcoran Gallery/ biemmials. 1907-35 (10 times); SC, 1908 (prize), 1910 (prize); Pan.-Pacific Expo, San
Fran., 1915 (two gold medals).
further research on this wonderful artist, please seek out the following publication at your local bookstore. It is well rounded
book on this artist and this Trust highly recommends this publication for your reference library:
Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000041
F. Luis Mora (1874-1940)