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 on Wednesday 25 April 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.
To be held at the Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms:
Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8GE
22 April 2018 10am - 1pm
23 April 2018 9am - 5pm
24 April 2018 9am - 5pm
25 April 2018 from 9am
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Lionel Dalhousie Robertson Edwards RI RCA (1878-1966).
ON DEAN HILL, HURSLEY.
Signed, dated and inscribed 'Lionel Edwards 51/Hursley' l.l., watercolour. 36.2 x 73.7cm
Estimate - £5,000 - £8,000
Henry Alken Snr (1785-1851).
THE KILL; ON THE SCENT.
The first signed l.l., oil on canvas. 35.5 x 45.7cm (2)
Estimate - £4,000 - £6,000
John Ferneley Jnr (1815-1862)
HUNTSMEN WITH HOUNDS
Signed and inscribed 'York' l.l., oil on canvas. 55 x 96cm.
Estimate - £10,000-£15,000
John Emms (1843-1912)
Signed and dated 'JNO EMMS 1901' l.l., and inscribed 'DONNA ELVIRA' l.m., oil on canvas. 53.3 x 68.6cm
Estimate - £5,000-£8,000
Harry Hall (1814-1882)
'BON MOT', JOHN OSBORNE UP
Oil on canvas. 40.6 x 50.8cm
Estimate - £2,000-£3,000
American School, c.1920
A HUNTER IN TRADITIONAL DRESS ON HIS HORSE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE HUNTING DOGS.
Silvered bronze on a black ebonised plinth. 43 x 18cm base. 33cm high including base
Estimate - £1,500-£2,000
Major Cecil Brown RA RBS (1868-1926)
A HACKNEY HORSE
Signed 'Cecil Brown SC', bronze, with applied label 'Dodson & Sons, 6 New Bond Street W'. 36.5cm high
Estimate - £1,000-£1,500
Godfrey Douglas Giles (1857-1923)
SELECT STAKES, NEWMARKET
Signed and dated 1906 l.r. and inscribed l.l. 'THE SELECT STAKES. / NEWMARKET OCT 14. 1988. / DEAN SWIFT a. 9. 3. W. GRIGGS / COCKSURE 11 .3. 8. 12. D. MAHER.', oil on canvas. 76.5 x 102cm
Estimate - £2,000 - £3,000