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Field Marshal HRH Frederick (1763–1827), Duke of York and Albany, KG, GCB, Bishop of Osnaburgh

Photo credit: The Library and Museum of Freemasonry

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Frederick Augustus (1763–1827), Duke of York, became a Freemason in 1787 and was given the honorary title of Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England, one of two governing bodies of Freemasonry in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. The Duke of York’s father, George III, had the power to appoint the Bishop of Osnaburgh (now Osnabrück) in Lower Saxony, Germany. He elected his son when he was only six months old.

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry

London

  • Date

    c.1815

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    76 x 63.5 cm

  • Accession number

    PCF2010.74

  • Acquisition method

    presented by Brother Howard Paget to the United Grand Lodge of England, 1936

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