NEW YORK, NY.- Eli Wilner & Company
has framed 27 artworks in the Weldon Collection of Old Master paintings, to be offered in a single-owner sale at Sothebys New York on April 22, 2015. Referencing their collection of 17th and 18th century Dutch frames, the Eli Wilner studio created replicas of 27 distinct frames, each specifically selected for the paintings. Each of the hand-made frames will be included with the lots. Highlights from the collection were exhibited in Los Angeles, London and Amsterdam, including 18 of the Eli Wilner frames.
Henry and June 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. 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 Weldon Collection will be on view at Sothebys New York (1334 York Avenue) from Friday, April 17 through Tuesday April 21, 10am - 5pm. The sale will then be held on April 22 at 10am. For more information about the sale, and to browse each of the lots, click here: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2015/weldon-collection-n09335.html
Eli Wilner & Companys long-standing relationship with Sotheby's showcases their extraordinary expertise in framing European works of art, from the Renaissance to contemporary masters. In addition to the Weldon Collection, recent framing projects include works by Brueghel, Bouguereau, Monet, Manet, Roerich and Richter.
With over 250 years of combined experience in framing works of fine art, the Wilner staff's frame scholarship has allowed them to frame many of the most important works of art in American history, including Washington Crossing the Delaware at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, numerous artworks in The White House collection, Custer's Last Flag a rare artifact of the Battle of Little Big Horn, four monumental landscapes by Thomas Moran in the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Frederic Churchs Twilight in the Wilderness at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and many other major works in dozens of museums across the United States.