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John (1755–1830), 4th Duke of Atholl, KT

Photo credit: The Library and Museum of Freemasonry

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John (1755–1830), 4th Duke of Atholl, was the Grand Master of the Antients Grand Lodge, one of two governing bodies of Freemasonry in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, from 1775 to 1781 and again in 1791 to 1813. He was also Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland from 1778 to 1780. In 1799 he spoke in Parliament in favour of Freemasonry to prevent it being banned by the Unlawful Societies Act.

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  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    238.5 x 147.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    commissioned by the United Grand Lodge of England, 1901


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