We at Sworders have had particularly close ties with East Anglia and, in particular, Great Bardfield, which is less than 15 miles from our saleroom in Stansted Mountfitchet. As keen supporters of the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, which has an emphasis on the artists' community which settled in Great Bardfield, we have been keeping a close eye on the progress of our local art movement.
Recent major retrospectives for Eric Ravilious and Kenneth Rowntree at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and Pallant House Gallery in Chichester have played their part in raising new interest in this fascinating group of artists. Our prediction that 2016 would see them take centre stage became a reality with hammer prices well exceeding estimate at our inaugural Modern British Art auction in April 2016. Most impressively was the work by Ravilious, ‘The James' And 'The Foremost Prince’ which sold for a staggering £85,000.
Our Modern British Art department continues to thrive, attracting new audiences to this burgeoning market.
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Amy gained a BA (Hons) degree in History of Art at University College London, followed by three years in a leading London art gallery before joining Sworders. She now leads our picture department with a special emphasis on Modern British and 20th Century Art.
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With 20 years auction experience, Jane comes to us from Sotheby's where she was a director in the British Art Post 1850 Department and head of Scottish Art. She has a broad knowledge of British and Continental paintings and was previously head of the Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist, Maritime and Sporting Art departments at Christie's.
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