Paintings & Sculpture 

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Modern and Contemporary Art

9th Apr, 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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