Paintings & Sculpture 

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Paint. Print. Sculpt.

13th Aug, 2024 10:00


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 us 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, Old Master, British & European Art as well as Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs. 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. 

Amy Scanlon

Amy Scanlon
Head of Paintings

T: 01279 817778

Andrew Bowyer

Andrew Bowyer
Fine Art Consultant

T: 01279 817778


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News & Articles

The Diverse Female Representations in Old Master Paintings

As the gavel readies to strike at Sworders' upcoming Old Masters, British and European art auction, the canvases tell tales of feminine divinity, sanctity, virtue, elegance, and natural beauty. This collection offers a fascinating journey through the multifaceted representations of women, each portrayal a reflection of societal values and artistic sensibilities of the time.

21 June 2024

Harmony in Hues | Hornel's Japanese-Inspired Masterpieces

Edward Atkinson Hornel was a notable Scottish painter associated with the Glasgow Boys, a group of influential artists who sought to break away from traditional Victorian art styles. Born in Bacchus Marsh, Australia, Hornel moved to Scotland at an early age, where he later developed his distinctive style, which combined elements of impressionism and post-impressionism.

3 June 2024

Artwork from The House of St Barnabas (in liquidation)

Our upcoming auction features notable works from The House of St Barnabas (in liquidation), including a Banksy Soup Can screenprint, Rob Ryan's papercut The Map of My Entire Life, and the portrait Sisters by Portuguese artist Wanda Bernardino. These artworks, donated by the artists or their galleries, celebrate the legacy of the charity, which closed in 2024.