A Little About Us
The Sporting Gallery is celebrating it's 50th anniversary! Opened in October, 1963, the gallery is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, art galleries to feature sporting, wildlife and animal oriented art in the U.S. We hope you have a chance to stop by for a visit this fall.
Over 50 years it has been tempting to change course by offering different inventory but we have always returned to our passion - fine art that represents what's important to us and our way of life: equestrian sports, wildlife, our pets and our deep appreciation of the beautiful landscapes that surround us. We are so very lucky to live and work where we do and we wouldn't want it any other way.
Matching our passion about our surroundings and way of life with the art we promote and sell makes things a lot easier because we truly are excited about the art we sell. Nothing makes us happier than to have our clients feel the same way.
We Represent Top Notch Contemporary Painters
Throughout our 50 year history we have forged strong relationships with several great painters. One of those painters is Peter Sculthorpe whom we have had the privilege to represent since 1991. This fall we will host our ninth exhibition of recent Sculthorpe paintings.
Linda Volrath has also been busy painting for our anniversary celebration. Her paintings of fox hounds, foxhunting, steeplechasing, barnyard scenes and even cats are simply divine! Several are featured in our fall brochure and on our website.
And, as always, we have a superb collection of original sporting and wildlife works by Lyne, Biegel, Kenney, Osthaus, Skeaping, Thompson, Abbett, Ghauni and more.
Antiques & Collectibles
In addition to fine art, the gallery also displays unique and unusual sporting and animal related collectibles including fine porcelain, glassware, antique Austrian bronzes, silver, books and jewelry.
We currently have a very large collection of fox porcelains including Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, Nymphenburg, Royal Copenhagen and others - over 50 examples and some very rare.
Are You Looking to Sell Your Art or Have It Appraised?
If you are looking for a private and discretionary vehicle to sell your art please contact us. We've handled numerous estates over the years and our staff has combined over 75 years of experience in this business. We can also offer fine art appraisals, oil painting restoration and custom picture framing.
Come Visit Us
Our gallery is located in the historic Duffy House (built circa 1820) in the center of Middleburg, Virginia. You’ll discover that this uniquely beautiful building provides a perfect setting for the display of fine paintings and sculpture. Often described as comfortable and inviting, most rooms have a separate fireplace with antique mantle, hardwood floor and heart of pine paneling.
We look forward to meeting you.
Liz & Greg