Three Centuries of English Freemasonry Gallery, The Library & Museum of Freemasonry, Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2
This new exhibition gallery was recently opened at the end of September by the current Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent. The Library were alerted by an article in the 5th November 2016 issue of the Antiques Trade Gazette to this rare Chinese reverse glass painting depicting the future George IV when Prince of Wales. Based on an engraving by Edmund Scott, it shows the Prince in the ceremonial chair which had been commissioned in 1791 to mark their first royal Grand Master.
As these images show they successfully acquired it in the sale at Historical and Collectable auctioneers on November 5th.