About the John R. Neill Collection

Provenance of the Collection

The many wonderful drawings and paintings and illustrations we are offering for sale come directly from the family of John R. Neill (1877-1943). After his death, Neill's second wife, Margaret Carroll Neill (called Moy by the family), carefully preserved and treasured her husband's art work in Neill's final home, "Endolane," in Flanders, New Jersey.

Mrs. Neill died in 1984 and the Neill archive was distributed among Neill's three daughters, Natalie, Annrea, and Joan. This youngest daughter, Joan Neill Farnsworth, dutifully preserved her share for many years, making it available to researchers and scholars as needed.  Joan died in 2011 and the Neill archive was split, yet again, between Joan's four children.

The wonderful pieces offered here are all from the collection of one of the granddaughters of John R. Neill. Each piece of art sold here comes with a letter of provenance.

We hope that you will find much enjoyment in owning a piece of original art by one of America's most extraordinary, but under-rated illustrators from the golden age of illustration.

Please note that you are purchasing only the physical artwork. No copyright, or reproduction rights, are transferred with the purchase of these wonderful images.

Learn More About the Drawings

You can discover more exciting details, see additional images, and learn more about John R. Neill and his incredible career by visiting our companion blog. 

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