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Frye, Thomas (1710-1762) His most Sacred Majesty George IIId, King of Britain, &c.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05694 Author/Creator: Frye, Thomas (1710-1762) Place Written: London, England Type: Print Date: 1755 ca. Pagination: 1 mezzotint ; 43 x 29.6 cm.

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Summary of Content: This document is a mezzotint depicting King George III. Three names are associated with the making of this print. The first, which is noted in the lower left corner of the engraving, is T. Frye. The note next to his name reads "ad vivum delineavit", which in Latin translates to "vividly depicted [by]". Frye is the artist who originally drew the portrait of King George III. The second name is noted in the lower right corner and reads "W. Panther fecit", which translates to "made [by]". This refers to the engraved plate of the print, which was made by Panther but copied off of T. Frye's portrait. The final name is Robert Sayer, who was the publisher that produced the paper copy of the engraving. William Pethers is the true name of the printmaker, his name was misprinted on several works as W. Panther.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsGovernment and Civics

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