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.
A collection of African art, photographs and personal items collected by John Rendall (1945-2022) will be offered across two upcoming sales in June.
7 June 2022
From Tuesday 24 May to Sunday 12 June, visitors to the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket, Suffolk, will be offered a rare opportunity to view a collection of over 40 paintings, watercolours and drawings spanning the 60 year career of one of the world’s most loved equestrian artists.
18 May 2022
The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, Essex, has undergone a major refurbishment and reopens with one of its first shows supported Sworders.
6 May 2022