Portrait of a gentleman, half length, in red gold braided coat, white cravat
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Citation:Christie's, 9 June 1982.
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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.
Dimensions/Extent:59.6 x 44.4 cm
Type of material:Image
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