Portrait of Mr Crispe of Quex Park
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Citation:Christie's London. 12 July 1990.
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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.'This portrait was painted shortly after Frye had taken out a patent for a new method of manufacturing a certain mineral whereby a new type of ware might be made.' [Christie's London catalogue]
Dimensions/Extent:124.3 x 101.6 cm
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