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The ensuing years brought a broader range of work in diverse mediums, including drawings and sculpture by Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993), who staged a solo show at the gallery in 1989. Sadly, Camilla and Caroline have decided to retire from commercial life and at the end of the year the gallery will close, although Catherine Hodgkinson who joined the partnership in 1970 will continue as a private dealer.

It may be the close of an era but Lumley Cazalet still mount an impressive valedictory exhibition. From October 18 to November 16 the gallery offers sculptures (£18,000-60,000), drawings (£5500-14,000) and prints (£1200-2500) produced by Elisabeth Frink between 1970-1992. Although the bulk of the show comprises prints, such as the celebrated Green Man series of screenprints of 1992 and works like this artist’s coloured proof lithograph, right, of 1974 The Cormorant, (£1800), there are five sculptures, including the 1977 bronze Tribute II, together with the watercolour Rolling Horse and three pencil drawings.