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Henry (1745–1790), Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, 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 1782 until his death in 1790. The Duke of Cumberland was also Grand Patron of Royal Arch Freemasonry, another branch of Freemasonry, from 1774 to 1790. In this portrait he is wearing the robes and regalia of that office.
oil on canvas
H 125 x W 99 cm
presented by Worshipful Brother William Marsden to the Grand Lodge, 1919
H.R.H HENRY FREDERICK, DUKE OF CUMBERLAND, K.G. born 26 October 1745: Grand Master 1782-1790. Patron of the Royal Arch Degree: died 18 September 1810. Portrait attributed to JOHN HOPPNER (1758-1810). Presented by WILLIAM MARSDEN, 3 December 1919.'