Sphinx Fine Art has a wealth of experience in Old Master and Russian pictures, Roy Bolton and the gallery team are always pleased to advise in any specialist art capacity.

Our services also include:

Fine Art Consultation to help build your collection.

Advice on adding to your collection with an eye to investment as well as enjoyment: Old Master paintings have long proved a steady investment, unswerving in the winds of sudden market changes, while the Russian art market has grown immensely in the last few years. We are happy to give evaluations of paintings brought to the gallery for our team to appraise.

We gladly advise on art insurance matters and the care of your collection.

Our experience is always at hand when it comes to restoration and framing advice for your paintings.

We offer complimentary UK delivery and picture hanging, we also provide lighting and hanging consultations at your home. The gallery provides a discreet way of selling your paintings, matching your art works with that of our clients’ needs.

Our full equipped gallery space is available to friends of the gallery, for private and corporate events and gatherings.




Sphinx Fine Art, named after the fourteenth-century B.C. sphinxes outside the Russian Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, was founded in London by Edward Strachan and Roy Bolton in 2007. The gallery has a dual focus, Old Master paintings and drawings, from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries, and Russian and Russian Orientalist paintings, from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. Edward Strachan’s expertise in Russian art began while reading Soviet and Russian Studies at the School for Slavonic and East European Studies in London (UCL), and was followed by twenty years of living and collecting throughout the former USSR and St. Petersburg. Roy Bolton developed his expertise writing as an arts columnist whilst in Oxford, before embarking on a career at the auction houses, where he spent most of the last decade heading an Old Master Pictures department at Christie’s.

The gallery has staged numerous exhibitions, examining various aspects of Old Master and Russian art. The three floors of exhibition space, in our Kensington Church Street gallery, allow us to stage large and diverse exhibitions, helping us to meet our clients’ wide-ranging needs. To coincide with each exhibition the gallery also produces a heavily-researched catalogue, which reflects the scholarly approach and emphasis on quality that underpins everything that we do. In addition to these major exhibitions, the gallery also participates at some of the world’s leading art fairs, and has quickly developed a reputation as one of London’s leading dealers. We always welcome visitors to the gallery, and look forward to assisting both new and experienced collectors alike in the years to come.

 Members of LAPADA and KCSADA
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