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The Sporting Art Sale

23rd October 2019.

Tennants Auctioneers is launching a new Sporting Art Sale, with the inaugural auction taking place on 11th January 2020. Over recent years this traditional genre has gone from strength to strength, and Tennants is delighted to bring together into one sale the best works of Sporting Art from the 17th century to the present day. The sale will include traditional equestrian, hunting and shooting scenes alongside wildlife and ornithological subjects and dogs in art.

Tennants has a long-standing reputation for handling significant works of Sporting Art by the likes of Heywood Hardy, J. F. Herring Senior and Junior, Archibald Thorburn, John Emms and William Woodhouse, and achieves exceptionally high selling rates for the genre. Head of Tennants’ Picture Department says of the sale: ‘The new sale puts Tennants in a position to offer collectors a curated selection of some of the best lots of Sporting Art on the market’.

The Sporting Art Sale at Tennants will take place three times a year, in January, April and September, and they will coincide with the auctioneers’ popular Country House Sales. Further entries for the sale will be accepted until Monday 2nd December.

To consign works of Sporting Art at Tennants, contact the Picture Department on 01969 623780 or

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