The Waldron Family
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Citation:Sotheby's British Pictures 1500-1850. 9-16 July 1986.
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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. It is suggested that the present painting depicts Thomas Waldron of Drumsna, Co. Leitrim with his wife Elizabeth (daughter of Col. Thomas Blakeney of Feigh, Co. Galway) and daughter.
Dimensions/Extent:196 x 187 cm
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