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 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.
Christie’s offers Sporting & Wildlife Art paintings, watercolours and bronzes in a range of carefully selected sales around the globe, most frequently in our Old Master Sales, which take place in London King Street and New York, and two Sporting & Wildlife Art Sales dedicated to the category which are held bi-annually in South Kensington, London. The market in 2010 and 2011 was particularly strong, with the two most successful sale results ever in the South Kensington category achieved; 84% and 77% of the lots sold on the day, and world record prices and exceptional results were achieved across the genre. 2010 also saw an Important Private Collection of Works by Archibald Thorburn and Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, R.A., selling at 100% by lot, while 2011 saw the success duplicated when a further collection of works by C.F. Tunnicliffe sold at 100%.
We are now collecting for the 2012 sales, and depending on the period, subject, and value of each piece, our Specialists are able to recommend the very best sale platforms for your Sporting & Wildlife Art to reach the widest possible audience.
We invite you to contact one of the Specialists listed below if you are interested in buying or selling your works of Sporting and Wildlife Art.