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Robert Edward (1742–1801), 9th Lord Petre of Writtle

Photo credit: Museum of Freemasonry

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Robert (1742–1801), 9th Lord Petre, was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England, one of two governing bodies of Freemasonry in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, from 1772 to 1776. The portrait is a replacement of an original that was destroyed in a fire at Freemasons’ Hall, London in 1883. It was copied from an original at Thornton Hall in Essex, Lord Petre’s country seat.

Museum of Freemasonry

London


Date

1885

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 254 x W 152.5 cm

Accession number

PCF2010.51

Acquisition method

commissioned by the United Grand Lodge of England, 1885

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Rob't Edward, 9th LORD PETRE Grand Master 1772-1776'


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Museum of Freemasonry

Freemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, Greater London WC2B 5AZ England

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