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

Photo credit: 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.

Museum of Freemasonry

London


Date

1901

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 238.5 x W 147.5 cm

Accession number

PCF2010.43

Acquisition method

commissioned by the United Grand Lodge of England, 1901

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

JOHN, 4TH DUKE OF ATHOLL GRAND MASTER, 1775-1781 (Antients) 1791-1813'


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Museum of Freemasonry

Freemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, Greater London WC2B 5AZ England

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