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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.
Welcome to the Sworders East Anglian and Great Bardfield Artist Directory where you will find information on the very talented group of artists who resided in Great Bardfield and the area of East Anglia.
Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the online form to enquire about the valuation of your items.
We challenged our Picture Department to imagine what it would be like to spend an evening over dinner in the company of an artist of their choice. Next up, Head of Department - Jane Oakley
We challenged our Picture Department to imagine what it would be like to spend an evening over dinner in the company of an artist of their choice. First up, Head of Modern and Contemporary Art - Amy Scanlon
In our timed sale of Modern and Contemporary Art (Friday 16 July – Sunday 1 August) we offer a collection of artworks from the estate of the late Douglas ‘Dougie’ Gray (1929 - 2020)