Thomas Frye

Frye, Thomas, an artist, was born in Ireland early in the 18th century. He painted portraits in London with success, being patronized by several of the Royal Family; and is said to have been the first manufacturer of porcelain in England. He spent fifteen years practising this art at Bow. His constitution was so much impaired by working about furnaces that he was obliged to retire to Wales for a time, and on his return to London he resumed his profession, devoting himself especially to mezzotint engraving. Frye was carried off by consumption in London, 3rd April 1762.


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