From the glamour of horseracing and the thrill of the hunt, to the deserts and plains of Africa, Sporting & Wildlife Art is an exciting and eclectic genre that spans across the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries to the present day.
Appealing to a wide international base of collectors - both established and new - the category encompasses a rich variety of subject matter, including wild animals, dogs and traditional country sports. Today, Sporting & Wildlife Art can realize from £2,000 to over £20 million, making it an exciting area from which to collect, at all levels of the market.
Driven by buyers the U.S., Russia, Europe and the Middle East, exceptional sale results and world record prices have been achieved in recent years for artists including Sir Alfred Munnings, John Nost Sartorious, James Seymour, Sir Peter Scott, Lionel Edwards, Wilhelm Kuhnert and David Shepherd, with collections by Archibald Thorburn and Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, selling at 100% by lot.
Christie’s offers Sporting & Wildlife Art paintings, watercolours and bronzes in a range of carefully selected sales around the globe, either in our Old Master sales, in London King Street and New York, or Sporting & Wildlife Art sales dedicated to the category at South Kensington, London.
Christie’s South Kensington Sporting & Wildlife Art sales are held bi-annually in conjunction with Maritime and Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, in order to maximize buying across the categories.
As market leaders in the field, we invite you to contact one of the Specialists listed below if you are interested in buying or selling, or would like free advice for your property.