George Washington as a Mason

Title

George Washington as a Mason

Description

Artists have long celebrated George Washington's Masonic career. Depictions of the first U.S. President as a Freemason have been a well-received offering—for display in lodges, public spaces, and in private homes—since the late 1700s. This small sculpture, issued by a paint manufacturer, follows in this tradition and shows Washington (1732–1799) as Master of his lodge, Alexandria Lodge No. 22, wielding a gavel and wearing a jewel of office and a Masonic apron.

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Identifier

Gift of Lon Heibeck, 2018.010a

Creator

Sculpted by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald (1824-1908)
Produced by the National Lead Company, New York, New York

Date

1903

Citation

Sculpted by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald (1824-1908) Produced by the National Lead Company, New York, New York, “George Washington as a Mason,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2022, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/1126.

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