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Citation:Michael Wynn. 'Thomas Frye (1710-1762)', The Burlington Magazine, Vol. CXIV, Number 827, February 1972, pp 79-84.
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Description:Frye was a clever and versatile artist (Strickland, Irish Artists, p 385) specializing in oil, crayon and miniature portraiture. He also was interested in porcelain manufacture and managed a factory outside London for fifteen years, establishing two patents there during his career. Following his retirement, he returned to art, focusing on mezzotint. He is chiefly known for his `fancy subjects?, a series of large heads published in 1760-61. The present painting accompanies a portrait of the sitter's wife, Mrs. Benjamin Day.
Dimensions/Extent:122 x 84 cm
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