Appraising and selling paintings and sculpture is at the heart of every successful auction house. Such a task, however, poses significant challenges, covering hundreds of years of artistic endeavour, in many styles and mediums.
Sworders' Paintings Department is led by Amy Scanlon who holds over 10 years' experience with a leading London dealer and with Sworders Fine Art. Amy is fortunate to be able to call upon advice from Andrew Bowyer, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the field. Andrew is one of the most respected Fine Art Valuers in the country and is available to advise clients on specialisms including Old Masters, 19th Century European paintings and English watercolours.
Within the department of Paintings and Sculpture, Sworders conducts specialist art auctions of Modern British and 20th Century Art, headed by Amy Scanlon, and Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs, headed by our new paintings specialist Jane Oakley. Further information on each of these sales can be found by following the links below. Old Master, Victorian and traditional works are entered for our Fine Interiors sales, held four times a year.
Sworders’ ability to identify and value works from a wide range of schools and periods, combined with careful presentation and marketing, have led to our achieving consistently strong results and some truly exceptional prices. To find out more about our forthcoming sales or talk further about potential consignments, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our specialist team.
Modern British Art is a strong, active and fast-changing area of the market, with established and new purchasers keen to collect these bright, and sometimes challenging works.
As a nation of animal lovers, it is no surprise that paintings of animals have long been a very popular area of collecting for the British Public.
Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the form below to enquire about the valuation of your items.
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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Andrew gained his extensive experience and knowledge at Phillips and Sothebys in London and has been involved in cataloguing and valuing work in various parts of the world, and in fields as diverse as Old Master painting, English watercolours and 20th Century British 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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