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Edward (1895–1950), 10th Duke of Devonshire, was Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body of Freemasonry in England and Wales, from 1947 to 1950. In this portrait he is wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter, the highest chivalric order in the United Kingdom. He is standing in the library at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, the country seat of the Dukes of Devonshire.
oil on canvas
H 280 x W 143 cm
commissioned by the United Grand Lodge of England, 1950
EDWARD WILLIAM SPENCER, 10TH DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE, K.G. GRAND MASTER 1947-1950'