The Weldon Family Collection Sold by Sotheby’s

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Sotheby's International Art House had a record breaking spring season that included a distinctive sale, the single owner Weldon Family, passionate collectors of Flemish Art, who amassed an incredible and significant collection of notable paintings.

Sotheby's is pleased to present a special single-owner sale in New York of the Weldon Collection. Henry and June "Jimmy" Weldon were passionate New York collectors who put together a remarkable group of paintings, centered around but not limited to Dutch and Flemish 17th century pictures.

The Weldon Collection

Sotheby's sale of The Weldon Collection, a remarkable assemblage of Dutch and Flemish paintings amassed by the late Henry and June "Jimmy" Weldon over a period of several decades, achieved the total of $22,221,750.

Sixty artists were featured in the lot. Highlights include still lifes by Adriaen Coorte, Balthasar van der Ast, Ludger Tom Ring, and Ambrosius Bosschaert, views by Hendrick Avercamp, Jacob van Ruisdael, Frans Post, and Aelbert Cuyp, as well as works by Jean-Antoine Watteau, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and many others.

The sale was led by a very early still life by Ludger tom Ring, who was instrumental in the development of the genre as subject. Still Life With Wild Roses, Peonies And Other Flowers In A White Earthenware Vase sold for $3,130,000, more than double the high estimate (est. $800,000/1,200,000) and set a new record for the artist at auction.

Other highlights included a remarkable collaboration by two masters, Sir Paul Rubens and Jan Breughel the Younger – Landscape With Pan And Syrinx, which brought another $3,130,000, while Adriaen Coorte's Wild Strawberries On A Ledge sold for $2,050,000 and Hendrick Avercamp's a Winter Scene With A Windmill And Figures On A Frozen Riverfetched $1,810,000, both exceeding their high estimates.

The Impressionist Auction

Sotheby's will auction, on May 5, 20015, a stunning collection of magnificent pieces from the Impressionist period including work from Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste-Renoir, Marc Chagall and others.

To view catalogue:

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2015/impressionist-modern-art-evening-sale-n09340.html

Images courtesy of Sotheby's International Auction House

Haute Tease

  • Coroner Confirms Human Remains Found Are Vallow’s Missing Children

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The remains of the two missing children of Lori Vallow-Daybell, 46, arrested in Hawaii after she failed to provide proof of life, have been found on the property of her husband, Chad Daybell, 51, who was arrested.

     
  • Home, Décor: Rocky Rochon Furniture Collection Redefines Classics, Offers Style, Functional Flexibility

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Rocky Rochon Furniture's "Body Parts" Collection has turned a few heads, especially a version of the Frame Chair on which a framed portrait replaces the cushion back. This signature style of inventive flexibility and redefining of classic pieces defines Rochon.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Defends Abuser; Nancy Pelosi/DACA; Border Wall; Russian Plane Crash; Super Bowl/Olympics

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the minority leader of the U.S. House of Representative, took the floor of the House this week, delivering the longest speech in history, in an effort to force a vote on DREAMERS immigration policy.

     
  • Tigers Forever Book Review – Showcasing the Plight of the Majestic Tigers

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    National Geographic's Tigers Forever Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat, by Steve Winter highlights the global plight of these majestic and regal animals as their numbers dwindle due to territorial boundaries, poachers, hunters, and famine.

     
  • The Good Traitor Review – Compelling, Interesting, A Hidden Gem

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Good Traitor, from Samuel Goldwyn Films, presents the intriguing true story of Henrik Kaufmann, a Danish Ambassador stationed in Washington as World War II begins and his decision to stand against Nazism by declaring himself independent.

     
  • Medical Science: COVID-19 - If I’m Pregnant, or Hope to Be, Should I Still Get the Jab?

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    As the vaccine push is on, residual medical uncertainties have continued to be part of the national conversation most importantly, for those who are or are hoping to become pregnant in the immediate future, should they be vaccinated?

     
  • Breakthrough Review - A True Story That Delivers Genuine Emotion

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Breakthrough, from Fox 2000 Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, presents a true story of bold, unwavering, faith amid impossible circumstances as a mother prays her son back from death after he falls through the ice and drowns.

     
  • Wild Card Review – House Wins in This Vegas Action Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Wild Card, a Las Vegas action adventure, from Lionsgate, brings to the screen a high octane, supercharged, testosterone fueled, hand-to-hand, fast moving muscle thriller complete with high rollers, lady luck, gambler’s frenzy and a mini mob war.

     
  • Safe Solutions for Six Common Beach Body Concerns

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Summertime and the living is easy! Warm weather gives way to bare skin, sandals, beach days and cool nights, and for most summertime also reveals, and in our eyes glaring, beauty imperfections; skin blotches, stubborn cellulite and stretch marks.

     
  • Holiday Gift Guide Review – The Luxe List 2016 Picks (Includes Product Description)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Statistics reveal that nearly half of Americans are planning to use a digital device as a primary means of holiday shopping, and just over 33-percent are planning to brave the crowds and shop in-store, digital mobile consumerism has clearly come of age.

     
  • Beltway Insider: ISIS Renews Bombings; 15 Americans in ISIS Cell; Anti-Corruption Summit; Election; ACA; El Chapo

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    On Assignment, the NBC News Show,  in an exclusive to Haute-Lifestyle.com, airing Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:00pm EST has gone forward with a story that identifies 15 Americans who left the United States to join the Islamic State fighters.

     
  • Business News: Silicon Valley Exec Dies in Horrific Pool Accident

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Jim Tramel, a Silicon Valley executive, died Easter Sunday giving his life in an attempt to save his nine-year-old daughter, the ultimate act of heroism, as she suffered an electric shock in the family pool. He was 43.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Jany Temime, Judy Costume Designer, Speaks on Creating the Iconic Image of Judy Garland

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Oscar bound film Judy, starring Renee Zellweger, recreates the legendary story of Judy Garland during her London Talk of the Town performances, adding to the authenticity were the iconic costumes created by famed costumer Jany Temime.

     
  • Qlocktwo® Classic Creator's Edition Celebrates Time with Two New Editions in Silver and Gold

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Qlocktwo® celebrates time in a special way. The typographic uber modern display connects the moment with the written word and makes it the statement with a matrix of 110 seemingly randomly arranged characters forms the basis.

     
  • Business/Finance: CNBC Exclusive: CNBC’s David Faber Speaks with eBay CEO Devin Wenig (Transcripts)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” are Live from the 2019 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, CA. The following are the unofficial transcripts of CNBC Exclusive interviews conducted by CNBC’s David Faber.