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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:

RANSON, Paul (1864-1909), French
Water Color
(12-" x 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

 

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Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000003
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Paul Ranson (1864-1909), French, Water Color; (12-" x 8-")

Artist:          Paul Ranson (1864-1909), French

Title:            Boy and Girl in Landscape”

Date:            (To Be Determined)

Medium:      Water Color

Materials:     Water Color on beige paper, squared off

Markings:     Artist Name indicated by Mr. Hemphill, Jr. 

Dimensions: 12-” x 8-”

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

Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000003

Provenance: Neal Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999

Mr. Neal Prince

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

Peter Delstch Galleries, New York, New York

Provenance:  Source documentation for the Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., May 12, 1964, Page 2/13  

         

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.

 

 

Paul Ranson (1864-1909), French

Mssr. Ranson was born in Limoges, France on 1864. The son of a successful local politician, Ranson was encouraged from the outset in his artistic ambitions. He studied at the Ecoles des Arts Decoratifs in Limoges and Paris but transferred in 1886 to the Academie Julian. There he met Paul Serusier and in 1888 became one of the original members of the group known as the Nabis. From 1890 onwards, Ranson and his wife France hosted Saturday afternoon meetings of the Nabis in their apartment in the Boulevard de Montparnasse, jokingly referred to as 'Le Temple' Ranson acted as linchpin for the sometimes dispersed group. Noted for his enthusiasm and wit and for his keen interests in philosophy, theosophy and theatre, he brought an element of esoteric ritual to their activities. For example he introduced the secret Nabi language and the nicknames used familiarly within the group. He also constructed a puppet theatre in his studio for which he wrote plays that were performed by the Nabis before a discerning public of writers and politicians. Ranson's work showed a consistent commitment tot his decorative arts; like Maillol he made designs for tapestry, some of which were executed by his wife. His linear, sinuous style, seen in works such as Woman Standing beside a Balustrade with a Poodle had strong affinities with Japanese prints and with contemporary developments in Art Nouveau design; it was a style suited to a variety of media, stained glass, lithography, ceramics or tapestry.  Ranson tended to favor exotic, symbolic or quasi-religious motifs rather than subjects observed from nature. In his Nabi Landscape of 1890, for example, he sets a variety of obscure feminine symbols within a fantasy landscape. After his early death in 1909 his wife continued to run the Academie Ranson, which they had opened in 1908 to disseminate Nabi aesthetic ideas and techniques to a younger generation. Teaching was undertaken on a voluntary basis by other Nabis, especially Denis and Serusier.

 
 


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