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Man Wearing Turban and Holding a Book

Man Wearing Turban and Holding a Book

ca. 1760

Thomas Frye

Irish, 1710-1762

Charcoal and chalk on paper
16 3/4 x 12 3/8 in. (42.5 x 31.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Clark
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryNew York, New York, Schaeffer Galleries, New York, 1948.
Published References"Art Quarterly," XVI, No. 4 (Winter 1953), p. 354 (as Giovanni Battista Piazzetta)

Egerton, Judy. "Joseph Wright of Dervy: 'Self-Portrait in a Fur Cap'," in the Art Insitute of Chicago Museum Studies, Vol 18 No. 2, British Art: Recent Acquisitions and Discoveries at the Art Institute (1992); pp. 112-123, 183-184.

Seattle Art Museum, Engagement Book, Apr. 24, 1955.

Wynne, Michael. "Thomas Frye (1710-1762)," in The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 114, no. 827, Feb. 1972, pp. 80, 82, 84, illus. p. 82, fig. 25, no. 37 in Appendix, cf. p. 80c.

Mandowsky, Edna. Old Master Drawings: Seattle Art Museum Collection Guide. Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1980; cat. no. 43, p. 22, reproduced p. 16.

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