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

Dimensions

3.85cm high

Condition report

Good

Stock number

5147