Benjamin Coffin

Title

Benjamin Coffin

Description

Like the subjects of other portraits displayed in this exhibition, Benjamin Coffin (dates unknown) felt pride in his role as a Freemason. Here he chose to be depicted as if he was going to attend a Knights Templar meeting, carrying a sword, wearing an apron and a pin and sash decorated with symbols used in the Knights Templar degrees. Coffin may have commissioned this small watercolor to mark an event that was important to him, such as holding an office.

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Identifier

Special Acquisitions Fund, 77.12

Date

1815-1833

Citation

“Benjamin Coffin,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2022, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/568.

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