Sporting Art

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.

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  • JOZZA 'Blue Butterfly - 2023' ORIGINAL ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 30X24
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    JOZZA 'Blue Butterfly - 2023' ORIGINAL ACRYLIC ON CANVA...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    URDE Fine Art Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), Sand Hill at Kindersley
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500

    Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), Sand Hill at Kindersl...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $750
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Canoeman
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Canoeman

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $750
  • Sharon Sommers (1938-2008), Pointer
    Estimate
    $600 - $900

    Sharon Sommers (1938-2008), Pointer

    Est.
    $600 - $900
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Bob Winship (1927-2019), The Kids
    Estimate
    $600 - $900

    Bob Winship (1927-2019), The Kids

    Est.
    $600 - $900
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Jenness Cortez (b. 1944), Bill Shoemaker and Ferdinand Following
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000

    Jenness Cortez (b. 1944), Bill Shoemaker and Ferdinand ...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Pierre Jules Mene (French, 1812-1879), Two Hunting Dogs or Chiens de Chasse
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000

    Pierre Jules Mene (French, 1812-1879), Two Hunting Dogs...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $500
  • Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), Dull Day on the River
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $8,000

    Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), Dull Day on the River...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $8,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,500
  • Ron Van Gilder (b. 1946), Two Moose
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000

    Ron Van Gilder (b. 1946), Two Moose

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $750
  • Octavio Gonzalez Gutierrez (Mexican, b. 1950), Humpback Whale and Calf
    Estimate
    $600 - $900

    Octavio Gonzalez Gutierrez (Mexican, b. 1950), Humpback...

    Est.
    $600 - $900
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Ruffed Grouse Black Forest Inkwell
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Ruffed Grouse Black Forest Inkwell

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Rainbow Cove (trial proof #B-1)
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Rainbow Cove (trial proof ...

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Boats at Dawn
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Boats at Dawn

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $100
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Clam Digger
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Clam Digger

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Sheldrake
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Sheldrake

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), Ghost Birds
    Estimate
    $18,000 - $24,000

    Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), Ghost Birds

    Est.
    $18,000 - $24,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $9,000
  • Thomas Aquinas Daly (b. 1937), A Beached Salmon
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000

    Thomas Aquinas Daly (b. 1937), A Beached Salmon

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Roger Fowler (b. 1951), Redfish
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000

    Roger Fowler (b. 1951), Redfish

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Robert Hainard (Swiss, 1906-1999), Grand Coq de Bruyere
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000

    Robert Hainard (Swiss, 1906-1999), Grand Coq de Bruyere...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Margaret Fuller Tyng (1878-1965), Tea Time
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500

    Margaret Fuller Tyng (1878-1965), Tea Time

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $750
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Elisabeth
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Elisabeth

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), The Pool (Battenkill River)
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), The Pool (Battenkill River...

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), The Passing Flock
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), The Passing Flock

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $100
  • Brett James Smith (b. 1958), Fly Fishing Scene
    Estimate
    $6,000 - $9,000

    Brett James Smith (b. 1958), Fly Fishing Scene

    Est.
    $6,000 - $9,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $3,000
  • Clair Aubrey Huston (b. 1857), Pointer
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Clair Aubrey Huston (b. 1857), Pointer

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), The High Carry
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), The High Carry

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Robert Verity Clem (1933-2010), The Pond
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    Robert Verity Clem (1933-2010), The Pond

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,000
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Mallard Drake
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Mallard Drake

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Sandra Van Zandt (20th/21st Centuries), First Retrieve
    Estimate
    $600 - $900

    Sandra Van Zandt (20th/21st Centuries), First Retrieve

    Est.
    $600 - $900
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Lynn Bogue Hunt (1878-1960), Angler Playing Silver Salmon in British Columbia
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Lynn Bogue Hunt (1878-1960), Angler Playing Silver Salm...

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • John Swan (b. 1948), Winter Grouse Hunting
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000

    John Swan (b. 1948), Winter Grouse Hunting

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Adriano Manocchia (b. 1951), Approaching Mountain Storm - Elk
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000

    Adriano Manocchia (b. 1951), Approaching Mountain Storm...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Cloudy Dawn
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Cloudy Dawn

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Salem Harbor
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Salem Harbor

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • MR. BRAINWASH 'NEVER NEVER GIVEUP - WHITE' 2023, SIGNED & NUMBERED SCULPTURE
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000

    MR. BRAINWASH 'NEVER NEVER GIVEUP - WHITE' 2023, SIGNED...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
    URDE Fine Art Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,000
  • Samuel A. Kilbourne (1836-1881), Brook Trout
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000

    Samuel A. Kilbourne (1836-1881), Brook Trout

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Chet Reneson (b. 1934), Casting At Shadows
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000

    Chet Reneson (b. 1934), Casting At Shadows

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $2,500
  • Chet Reneson (b. 1934), Flushing Sora
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000

    Chet Reneson (b. 1934), Flushing Sora

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,500
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Yellowlegs No. 4
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Yellowlegs No. 4

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $100
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Redheads Coming
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Redheads Coming

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • John Whorf (1903-1959), Spotting Trout
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000

    John Whorf (1903-1959), Spotting Trout

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Marguerite Kirmse (1885-1954), Flushed
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Marguerite Kirmse (1885-1954), Flushed

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Chet Reneson (b. 1934), Low Tide
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    Chet Reneson (b. 1934), Low Tide

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,000
  • William Henry Schmedtgen (1862-1936), Mallards on Lake Senachwine
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000

    William Henry Schmedtgen (1862-1936), Mallards on Lake ...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Here They Come!
    Estimate
    $200 - $10,000

    Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Here They Come!

    Est.
    $200 - $10,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $100
  • Richard W. Plasschaert (b. 1941), Ruffed Grouse in Winter
    Estimate
    $3,500 - $5,500

    Richard W. Plasschaert (b. 1941), Ruffed Grouse in Wint...

    Est.
    $3,500 - $5,500
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $1,750
  • Ewoud de Groot (b. 1969), Clearing Fog
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000

    Ewoud de Groot (b. 1969), Clearing Fog

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $4,000
  • Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), Ladies First
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000

    Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969), Ladies First

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Copley Fine Art Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $4,000