Paintings & Sculpture 

Next Auction

Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale

Tue, 22nd Mar 2022 - Wed, 23rd Mar 2022

 

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 Cane Gifted by Napoleon Bonaparte?

A jewel encrusted walking stick believed to have been a gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to a trusted general will be sold in our auction of Fine Interiors in December. It forms part of the collection of the late Peter Crofts (1924-2001), a Cambridgeshire antique dealer whose own story was extraordinary.

10 November 2021

Peter Samuelson | An Artist Disinterested in The Art World

Peter Samuelson (1912-1996) was a painter with one commercial flaw, he was disinterested in the art world, hated dealers, and constantly tried to confuse anybody that might like to collect his work by signing ‘Pierre’ or signing back to front in mirror-writing. However, his marvellous and fantastical drawings captured the attention of friends and other admirers.

4 November 2021

The Works of Sylvia Bergin Rowley

Eleven works by the artist Sylvia Bergin Rowley will feature in our Modern & Contemporary Art timed auction from 5 - 21 November. Rowley dedicated her life to painting. She began her art education at the age of sixteen when she dropped out of school and started at St Martins School of Art. A popular student there, she was voted by her class to be Lady Godiva and rode a white horse into the Chelsea Arts Ball.

4 November 2021