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20 Portraits in set:

Thomas Frye Mezzotints, 1741-62

20 mezzotints by and after Thomas Frye, including the series of 17 life-size heads which he published in two series between 1760 and 1762 and for which he is chiefly remembered. Although probably drawn from real life these prints were issued without titles and, with the exception of Frye's self-portrait, are not presented as portraits but as a series of 'fanciful heads' arranged in diverse poses.

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Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales, by Thomas Frye - NPG D11285

Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1741 (1734)
NPG D11285

Thomas Frye, by Thomas Frye - NPG D11284

Thomas Frye

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11284

Man wearing cloak, by Thomas Frye - NPG D11291

Man wearing cloak

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11291

Man wearing turban, by Thomas Frye - NPG D11292

Man wearing turban

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11292

Old man wearing velvet cap, by Thomas Frye - NPG D11293

Old man wearing velvet cap

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11293

Man leaning on right elbow, by Thomas Frye - NPG D11296

Man leaning on right elbow

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11296

Man wearing turban, by Thomas Frye - NPG D11299

Man wearing turban

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11299

Fashionable woman holding a closed fan, by Thomas Frye - NPG D11295

Fashionable woman holding a closed fan

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 20 December 1761
NPG D11295

King George III, by William Pether, published by  Henry Parker, and published by  John Boydell, after  Thomas Frye - NPG D11286

King George III

by William Pether, published by Henry Parker, and published by John Boydell, after Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1 October 1762
NPG D11286

Fashionable woman wearing ermine-lined cloak, by Thomas Frye - NPG D11290

Fashionable woman wearing ermine-lined cloak

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 28 February 1762
NPG D11290

Fashionable woman wearing lace headdress, by Thomas Frye - NPG D11300

Fashionable woman wearing lace headdress

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 28 February 1762
NPG D11300

John Ellis, by William Pether, after  Thomas Frye - NPG D11303

John Ellis

by William Pether, after Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1781 (1761)
NPG D11303