• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 149

    Thomas Frye (1710-1762)

    Life-sized Heads: Ipse (Self), Man directed and looking to front, wig, plain coat, short sleeve, before him a drawing-board with paper, right hand leaning upon it and holding a crayon, left hand to side; Old man, in profile to left, black velvet cap, spectacles held in right hand; Man, directed to front, facing and looking towards left, turban, right hand raised; and Young man, facing and looking to front, holding book open before him with left hand, lighted candle in candlestick to right

    Price Realised  

    Thomas Frye (1710-1762)
    Life-sized Heads: Ipse (Self), Man directed and looking to front, wig, plain coat, short sleeve, before him a drawing-board with paper, right hand leaning upon it and holding a crayon, left hand to side; Old man, in profile to left, black velvet cap, spectacles held in right hand; Man, directed to front, facing and looking towards left, turban, right hand raised; and Young man, facing and looking to front, holding book open before him with left hand, lighted candle in candlestick to right
    mezzotints on laid watermarked paper, published by T.Frye, 1760
    P. 19¾ x 13 7/8in. (50.2 x 35.3cm.)
    in period carved black and giltwood print frames (4)


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    Literature

    Chaloner Smith 6, 9, 11, 13