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:

MILLAIS, Sir John Everett (1829-1896), English
Pen and Ink on Paper
(2-3/4" x 4-1/8")


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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



This item was deaccession This item was deaccession on November 1, 2016, which it was Auctioned off at Heritage Auctions on May 25th, being that certain 20th Century Design Auction Sale.

Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000030
Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), English, Pen and Ink on Paper, (2-3/4" x 4-1/8")

Artist:           Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) British

Title:            Reclining Nude Women

Date:            (To Be Determined)

Medium:      Drawing, (Study)

Materials:     Pen and ink, on paper


Dimensions: 2-3/4” x 4-1/8”

Framed:       Yes, item has remained in its custom, original period frame when acquired by Mr. Prince and Mr. Hemphill, Jr. The lower middle of the frame has a name plate, “Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896)”.

Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000030

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 

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.




Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), British

Sir John Everett Millais was an English Pre-Raphaelite Painter. He was born in St. Helier, Jersey, England. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he meets William Holman Hunt, whose ideas about painting Sir John Everett found very exciting. Together with Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Sir John Everett set out to paint with a simplicity and ingenuousness which they took to be the spirit in which mediaeval art was practiced. They believed implicitly inaccurate realism and bright color. Sir John Everett particularly used a technique whereby he painted in color on a wet white ground to achieve great effects of luminosity. His Pre-Raphaelite picture Christ in the House of His Parents brought upon him a storm of criticism. His greatest paintings were perhaps his subject less figurative pictures, The Blind Girl and Autumn Leaves, of the mid 1850's. Later he reverted to a more anecdotal style of subject picture and gave way to a tendency to paint winsome children in a style which, while it derives from Velazquez, is still over-sweet and sometimes coy. Sir John Everett Millais was a remarkable draughtsman and illustrator; the series of drawings of modern life subjects which he did in 1853-1854 reflect the moral crisis in which he found himself when he and John Ruskin's (1819-1900) wife Ellie fell in love. In his later career Sir John Everett Millais gained a great popular reputation and become very rich largely as a result of the lucrative sale of copyrights of his pictures to print publishers. He was made President of the Royal Academy after Frederic Leighton's death in 1896, but died the same year.


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