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Anthony Sayer (c.1672–1741/1742)

Photo credit: Museum of Freemasonry

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Anthony Sayer (c.1672–1741/1742), a bookseller, was the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England, one of two governing bodies of Freemasonry in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He was elected on 24th June 1717, when the Grand Lodge was founded at the 'Goose and Gridiron' tavern in St Paul’s Churchyard, London.

This is a copy of a mezzotint by John Faber the younger from 1750 after a portrait by Highmore.

Museum of Freemasonry



Anthony Sayer (c.1672–1741/1742)


oil on canvas


H 56 x W 45.5 cm

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