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:

MORA, Francis Luis (1874-1940) Uruguay-American
 Water Color
 (6-3/4" x 9-3/4")

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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.1999.000041
Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940) American, Water Color, (6-3/4" x 9-3/4")


Artist:          Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940) Uruguay

Title:            Untitled

Date:            1904

Medium:      Water Color

Materials:     Water color and metallic gouache

Markings:   Identification 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.

Roy Davis Gallery231 East 60th Street, New York, New York 10022 

                                Estate of FD Guerry



Museums and Public Art Galleries that hold said Artist works:

Museum of Modern Art, New York;

New York State Gallery., Albany, New York

Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

New York Historic Society, New York, New York

White House (portrait of Harding), Washington, D.C.

Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.



Footnote :           This artwork, by Mr. Mora has been authenticated by the Mora Estate Agent, Baron Art Estate Manager. 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 in New York in May, 2005. This item was included in the Francis Luis Mora Catalogue Raisonne, Second Volume, Watercolors.

Footnote :           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

Madison, CT 06443

t. 1800.663.0222


Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940), Uruguay

Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940) was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, he was the son of Domingo Mora, a Spanish painter and sculptor who taught art in New Jersey, Boston and 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 Lynn, Massachusetts and the Missouri State 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).

For 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)

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