Sarah Flynn 

Paintings Specialist | Head of Old Masters


Sarah started her career at Christie's, London, in the Old Master Paintings Department, working with Gregory Martin and Charles Beddington. After a brief spell selling Aborigine art with Corbally Stourton in London, Sarah spent 15 years as Head of the Paintings Department at Cheffins, joining Sworders in 2020.   

Sarah is well-known for her extensive knowledge and many discoveries, including five unknown Constable drawings drawn whilst on his honeymoon, a watercolour of a Moorhen by Joseph Mallord William Turner, again found in an attic box, and a Rembrandt etching found in the ‘chuck-out’ box at an Emmaus store that later sold for £10,000 at auction. Sarah is an authority on several Modern British artists such as Glyn Philpot, John Tunnard and Stanley Lewis.

Sarah collects equestrian paintings, mainly of Cavalry Blacks, greyhounds and springer spaniels and has a passion for all things fairground, having grown up in a steam collecting and farming family.



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