Art & Antiques removed from Big Bend, The Estate of George "Frolic" Weymouth

Past Auction

July 14, 2017 06:00 PM EDT Downingtown, PA

Overview

Art & Antiques removed from Big Bend, The Estate of George "Frolic" Weymouth

George “Frolic” Weymouth was a skilled artist, a dedicated philanthropist and conservationist, and a source of good humor to those who knew him. Weymouth passed away in 2016 and Pook & Pook, Inc. is pleased to present a special summer auction on the evening of Friday, July 14th featuring antiques and art removed from his farm, Big Bend, in Chadds Ford.  The sale features one hundred and twenty-five items used to furnish and decorate the period home, and will follow a reception at Pook & Pook, Inc’s Downingtown gallery.

Weymouth was born in 1936 to George Weymouth and Dulcinea (née du Pont) Weymouth and spent the majority of his life living in the Brandywine Valley. He is best known for his vibrant personality, artwork, and conservation efforts, including founding the innovative Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine River Museum of Art. His artwork, created over a six-decade career, included several celebrated portraits, landscapes, and flower studies, many of which reside in the collections of top American museums.  Frolic studied the use of egg tempera with good friend and neighbor Andrew Wyeth and maintained a close connection with the Wyeth family, reportedly even hiding Wyeth’s infamous paintings of neighbor Helga Testorf for years before they became public. In the Brandywine Conservancy’s obituary for Weymouth, artist Jamie Wyeth remembers him as “a neighbor and family... He was an immensely talented artist and achieved so much with his work in Chadds Ford, both with land conservation and with the museum.  He was truly a force of nature that instilled his passion for art and the environment into all of his many friends, and they opened their hearts and their wallets to his causes. He was the best fund-raiser I ever met.” Pook & Pook, Inc. is thrilled to celebrate Frolic’s legacy and his enduring contributions to the Brandywine Valley and beyond.

Preview for this special event will be held on Wednesday, July 12th and Thursday, July 13th from 10:00am-4:00pm and on auction day, Friday, July 14th, from 10:00am- 6:00pm. Pook & Pook, Inc. will also offer a complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres reception prior to the sale from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Please RSVP to info@pookandpook.com should you be interested in attending. Bidders are encouraged to contact Pook & Pook, Inc. at info@pookandpook.com or (610) 269-4040 with questions regarding condition reports or online, in-house, phone or absentee bidder registration. Catalogs can also be viewed online at Bidsquare.com. A printable version of the catalog is available here.  The auction begins at 6:00pm EST on Friday, July 14th.

Exhibition Times

Downingtown, PA
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT

Contact Info

James Pook