Thomas Frye

1710-1762 Anglo/Irish-Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Thomas Frye was born in Edenderry, Co Offaly, Ireland in 1736, he settled in London where he painted portraits and miniatures. Frye became famous for a porcelain factory in Bow in 1749, which closed shortly after his death. He is best-remembered for mezzotints. James Latham is said to have influenced his work. Scholars agree that his work influenced Wright of Derby, especially his candlelight subjects like the mezzotint of a 'Boy with a Candle'. He died in London in 1762.

 

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Henry
Crispe

Henry Crispe of the Custom House

Elizabeth
Mayor

Miss Elizabeth Mayor Later Duchess of Chandos

the
Waldrons

The Waldron Family

John
Allen

John Allen of Bridgewater

Charlotte
Windsor

Charlotte Windsor and her Brother Herbert

Sir Charles
Kennys

Sir Charles Kennys Tynte Bt

Sir Peter
Thompson

Sir Peter Thompson

Countess
of Coventry

Countess of Coventry

Jeremy
Bentham

Jeremy Bentham

House of
Cards

Girl Building a House of Cards

Susannah
Walker

Susannah Walker

Lloyd
Family

Gentleman of the Lloyd Family

Unknown
Man

Unknown Man

Portrait of
A Lady

Portrait of A Lady

Portrait of
a Gentleman

Portrait of a Gentleman

Charlotte of
Mecklenburg-

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Boy with
a Candlle

Boy with a Candlle

Man Wearing
a Turban

Man Wearing Turban Leaning on Book

Lady with
Pearls

Lady with Pearls

Fashionable
Woman

Fashionable Woman Wearing Lace Headdress

Old Woman
Leaning

Old Woman Leaning on Crutch

Head of
a Man

Head of a Man Wearing a Turban

George
III

King George three

Girl with Kitten
-Chalk Drawing

Girl with Kitten Chalk Drawing