Consignments are now invited for our forthcoming Fine Art & Antiques sale which features Leicestershire & Sporting Art, to coincide and being previewed at the Leicestershire County Show on 26th and 27th August.

Artists of sporting interest include; Charles Walter Simpson, John Theodore Kenney, Neil Cawthorne, John Emms, Charles “Snaffles” Johnson Payne, Cecil Aldin, and John Frederick Herring; alongside objects and works of art pertaining to Sporting pursuits.

Artists of Leicestershire interest include; George Pickard, Bryan Organ, Robert King, Leslie Goodwin, and Rigby Graham.

Closing date for entries
Friday 30th June

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Jules Moigniez,
cock pheasant bronze.
Est £2,000-3,000 (plus buyers premium)

Rigby Graham
Machines in a yellow field, oil on board
Est. £3,000-5,000 (plus buyers premium)

About Rigby Graham
(External Link)

Charles Walter Simpson
Across the Plough, The Quorn near Saxilby.
Est. £700-1,000 (plus buyers premium)

About Charles Walter Simpson
(External Link)

James Ward,
“The Lambton Hounds”,
oil on canvas.
Est £1,000-£1,500 (plus buyers premium)

FM Hollans “Curly”,
a dog portrait,
oil on board.
Est £800-£1,200 (plus buyers premium)

Leicestershire, for centuries, has had country sporting pursuits at it’s very heart. With it’s rolling landscape, and impressive country houses hosting members of Royalty to partake in the Sports.

Little wonder that some of the most prominent artists whose careers relied and focused on country pursuits, have long standing associations with the County. This auction will look to celebrate this long associated parallel of Sport and Art, and give sellers and buyers an unique opportunity to reach new collectors and admirers in the context of the Leicestershire County Show which Gildings are proud to be supporting as Leicestershire’s leading Fine Art Auctioneers.