Paintings & Sculpture 

 

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’ ability to identify and value works from a wide range of schools and periods, combined with careful presentation and marketing, has led to our achieving consistently strong results and some truly exceptional prices.

Sworders' Paintings & Sculpture department has grown over the last five years, processing over 4,000 lots a year, and now boasts a full and varied selection of sales including specialist art auctions of Modern & Contemporary Art, Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs, and quarterly Fine Interiors sales which include Old Master, Victorian and traditional works. Further information on each of these sales can be found by following the links below.

Results & Highlights

Our specialists

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. 

Jane Oakley

Jane Oakley
Head of Department

T: 01279 817778
E: janeoakley@sworder.co.uk

Amy Scanlon

Amy Scanlon
Head of Modern & Contemporary Art

T: 01279 817778
E: amyscanlon@sworder.co.uk

Sylvia Ewen

Sylvia Ewen
Cataloguer | Paintings

T: 01279 817778
E: sylviaewen@sworder.co.uk 

Eleanor Garthwaite

Eleanor Garthwaite
Paintings Department Assistant

T: 01279 817778
E: eleanorgarthwaite@sworder.co.uk

Andrew Bowyer

Andrew Bowyer
Fine Art Consultant

T: 01279 817778
E: fineart@sworder.co.uk

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News & Articles

A 'How To' Guide to Identifying and Buying Prints

Buying prints at auction is a great way to start an art collection. Prints are typically from limited editions, making them more affordable than one-off pieces such as oil paintings. Yet, the printmaking process is highly skilled, each plate onto which the artist creates an image needs to be perfect in order to achieve the desired finish. Eleanor Garthwaite tells us more...

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Nearing her one hundredth birthday on 26th November this year, Marie Françoise Gilot has lived a remarkable life from her decade-long love affair with Picasso in her early twenties, to becoming the talented painter and writer celebrated today.

23 September 2021

Pictures Donated to Dog Welfare Charity Come to Auction

Sworders are to sell two artworks benefitting The Dogs Trust as part of the Modern and Contemporary sale on October 5

23 September 2021