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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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D11285

Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales

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

D11284

Thomas Frye

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11284

D11289

Young man holding candlestick

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11289

D11291

Man wearing cloak

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11291

D11292

Man wearing turban

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11292

D11293

Old man wearing velvet cap

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11293

D11296

Man leaning on right elbow

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11296

D11297

Young man with book and candlestick

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11297

D11298

Old woman leaning on crutch

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11298

D11299

Man wearing turban

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11299

D11302

Man wearing turban, leaning on book

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D11302

D11295

Fashionable woman holding a closed fan

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 20 December 1761
NPG D11295

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

D11287

Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 24 May 1762
NPG D11287

D11290

Fashionable woman wearing ermine-lined cloak

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 28 February 1762
NPG D11290

D11300

Fashionable woman wearing lace headdress

by Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 28 February 1762
NPG D11300

D11303

John Ellis

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