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Albert Edward (1841–1910), Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, became a Freemason in Sweden in 1868. The following year he was received as a member of the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body of Freemasonry in England and Wales, and given the honorary title of Past Grand Master. The painting depicts this event. At the centre of the painting is the Grand Master, Thomas (1795–1873), 2nd Earl of Zetland, and to his right is the Prince of Wales, who himself became Grand Master in 1874.
oil on canvas
H 101.5 x W 132 cm
placed in the care of the Collection by the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, 1980
The Reception of H.R.H. The PRINCE OF WALES as P.G. Master. 1 Dec 1869. Presented by the Family of the late V.W.Bro. S. Rosenthal. P.G.M.C. & c.'