Florrie Evans
Florrie Evans is director of The Fine Art Society in London.

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1 How did you get your start?

Mark Weiss of the The Weiss Gallery rang me up one evening, while I was working late on a particularly gruelling catalogue deadline at Christie’s South Kensington in the Old Masters & British Pictures department. I went on to work for Mark for a decade.

2 What challenges are facing the trade in the coming months?

Keeping the momentum going from that glorious post-lockdown spending frenzy.

3 What is one great discovery you’ve made?

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The three-quarter-length Jacobean costume piece by William Larkin sold to the Yale Center for British Art.

For wall-power and rarity, one of my proudest moments was selling a stunning three-quarter-length Jacobean costume piece by William Larkin to the Yale Center for British Art.

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The small Roman alabaster foot found in the Thames.

A recent great discovery for me was finding a small Roman alabaster foot in the Thames.

4 Who do you admire in the trade?

Portrait miniature dealer Elle Shushan is my definition of a lady.

5 Real ale or espresso martini?

I’m not a drinker but I can’t resist a good Bloody Mary!

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