Sporting Art

Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs

 

As a nation of animal lovers, it is no surprise that paintings of animals have long been a very popular area of collecting for the British Public. Be that pictures of our own domestic animals, or scenes that echo our nostalgia for the English Countryside and traditional sporting pursuits, we have adorned our houses with them for centuries.

Sworders' first specialist auction of Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs will be conducted in the Spring of 2018. The sale will encompass oil paintings, watercolours, prints and sculptures from the 17th Century to the present day. The different categories within the sale ensure a varied content, from traditional 18th and 19th Century hunting and equestrian subjects,  to racing pictures, ornithological and wildlife art, also including paintings of dogs. For collectors it provides an eclectic mix of styles, genres and price points from the mid hundreds upwards in a variety of mediums to suit any home including work by the finest animal artists of the present day. 

We are currently inviting entries of paintings and sculptures for our sale to be held Tuesday 24 April 2018. Closing date for entries - Friday 9 March 2018. The sale will include works by the following artists: John Emms, John Ferneley, Heyward Hardy, John Frederick Herring, Dylan Lewis, Sir Alfred Munnings, John Nost Sartorius, Sir Peter Markham Scott, David Shepherd, Archibald Thorburn, Arthur Wardle, to name but a few.

All works are carefully appraised and catalogued by our experienced specialist, Jane Oakley. Jane comes to us from Sotheby's where she was a director in the British Art Post 1850 Department and head of Scottish Art. She has a broad knowledge of British and Continental paintings and was previously head of the Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist, Maritime and Sporting Art departments at Christie's.

If you would like to speak to our specialist or would like to arrange a valuation either at our Stansted or Hertford branches, or a home visit, please contact Jane Oakley on the email below.

 

 


Forthcoming Sale Highlights

 

Lionel Dalhousie Robertson Edwards, R.I., R.C.A. (1878-1966)

On Dean Hill, Hursley (detail)

watercolour

36.2 x 73.7cm

Est. £6,000 - 8,000

 

John Emms (1843-1912)

Donna Elvira (detail)

oil on canvas

53.3 x 68.6cm

Est. £6,000 - 8,000

 

David Shepherd C.B.E. (1931-2017)

Arabian Oryx (detail)

oil on canvas

40.6 x 73cm

Est. £20,000 - 30,000

 


 

Our specialists

Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the form below to enquire about the valuation of your items. 

Jane Oakley
Paintings

With 20 years auction experience, Jane comes to us from Sotheby's where she was a director in the British Art Post 1850 Department and head of Scottish Art. She has a broad knowledge of British and Continental paintings and was previously head of the Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist, Maritime and Sporting Art departments at Christie's.

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


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If you're considering the sale of your items, we are happy to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.

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