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Sporting Art pictures capturing the thrills of the country's pursuits, the hunting, shooting, fishing to collectibles related to traditional sports remained an exciting genre from the early 17th century till today. The selectively curated vintage and antique sporting art auctions online at Bidsquare encompasses watercolors, oil paintings, prints, and sculptures that continue to compel and captivate collectors. 

Antique and Vintage Sporting Art

Sporting art is an exciting genre of art with a long history spanning from the seventeenth century to this day. It ranges from paintings depicting Ancient Greek runners to baseball cards. The art of people dressed in sporting costumes at social events creates intrigue among the viewers. This form of art covers a variety of subjects from collectibles relating to the adventure of the hunt to pictures depicting traditional field sports. This art flourished in the mid-nineteenth century and is known for depicting sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, cycling, and football. This category mainly features the portrayal of important sporting events as well as players.

Sporting art for sale at Bidsquare includes an eclectic mix of styles and genres in a variety of mediums such as watercolors, bronzes, and paintings for collectors around the world. The antique and vintage sporting art pieces on auction by various auction houses feature silver, paintings, fishing tackle, jewelry, glass, ceramics, bronzes, and works of art dedicated to field sports such as shooting, racing, hunting, dogs, stalking, and polo, amongst others. Several auctions have achieved exceptional records in recent years from sporting artists including George Stubbs, Ben Marshall, Sir Alfred Munnings, Sir Peter Scott, James Seymour, David Shepherd, and Dylan Lewis. 

Quick facts about Sporting Art

  • Thanks to Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the International Olympic Committee, medals were awarded for sporting artworks on architecture, sculpture, music, painting, and literature between 1912 and 1948.

  • Sporting art celebrates man’s oldest and most primal contact with the natural world of hunting.