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O Wonderful Masons

Photo credit: Museum of Freemasonry

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In this painting civilisation is traced through its architecture, from a depiction of Stonehenge on the right, through to classical buildings in the centre, and on to London on the left. In the foreground is an architect or stonemason, who is drawing plans and is surrounded by his tools: a set square, compass, gavel and chisel. Freemasons make symbolic use of these tools in their ceremonies and they are often referred to as ‘working tools’.

Museum of Freemasonry



O Wonderful Masons


oil on canvas


H 82 x W 122 cm

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presented by Brother Moonesinghe and Avenue Hall Lodge No.5910 to the United Grand Lodge of England, 1989

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Museum of Freemasonry

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

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