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Judge Frederick Adolphus Philbrick (1835–1910), KC

Photo credit: Museum of Freemasonry

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Judge Frederick Adolphus Philbrick (1835–1910) was appointed Queen’s Counsel, later King’s Counsel (KC), in 1874. He became a Freemason in 1864 and although he is pictured here in his everyday clothes, the painting was presented to the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body of Freemasonry in England and Wales, by a group of Freemasons in Essex, where he was born and where he was an active Freemason.

Museum of Freemasonry





oil on canvas


H 74 x W 62 cm

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presented by the Royal Arch Masons of Essex

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Inscription description

HIS HONOUR JUDGE PHILBRICK, K.C. GRAND REGISTRAR, 1884-1898 GRAND SUPERINTENDENT OF ESSEX, 1893-1910. BORN AT COLCHESTER JUNE 30, 1835. DIED AT BOURNEMOUTH CHRISTMAS DAY 1910. This portrait is a presented by the Royal Arch Masons of Essex as a tribute of affectionate remembrance'


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