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

Sarah Flynn

Sarah Flynn
Head of Old Master Paintings

T: 01279 817778
E: sarahflynn@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

Sporting Art, Wildlife & Dogs | A Post Sale Review

Great prices were achieved in the fourth installment of our annual Sporting Art Wildlife and Dogs sales on Wednesday 2 June. Strong bidding was seen across all sections of the sale and topped by two large unframed canvases of the hunt ‘in full cry’ by John Nost Sartorius (1759-1828).

A Roadshow Trump

Bought from an antiques dealer several years previously, the present owners of this painting wanted to know more about their dog. They took him along to a BBC Antiques Roadshow in July 2014 where it was instantly recognised as a copy of the dog in Hogarth’s “Manifesto” self-portrait painted in 1745. 

Sporting Heritage | Peter Deighan Works Come To Auction

Our auction of Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs on Wednesday 2 June offers a number of captivating works by Irish artist Peter Deighan who is widely considered as one of the country’s finest Portrait and Sporting Painters.