About the object

A Georgian portrait miniature of a gentleman wearing red coat with green collar, watercolour on ivory

Thomas Frye an artist of remarkable talent was a portrait painter in oils, crayon black lead, enamel miniature and ivory.

After inventing a formula for porcelain and taking a patent in 1744 he became director/manager of the groundbreaking Bow Porcelain Factory from 1744-1759. 

Signed works by Thomas Frye are scarce.

Signed bottom left


3.85cm high

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