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Masonry
ca. 1800
Unidentified
USA
Engraving on silk
overall: 23 1/4 x 18 in.; 59.055 x 45.72 cm
Gift of Keith MacKinnon
94.061

Masonic emblematic print, block ink-engraved on silk; titled "MASONRY"; design on an Ionic and Corinthian column flanking a Masonic arch with all-seeing eye in the keystone; above the angel "Fame", sun and crescent moon, the background composed of Solomon's Temple and a black and white mosaic forecourt and a large Masonic compasses; within the arch a segmented heart titled: "The Freemasons's Heart Epitomized"; the heart flanked by figures of Faith and Hope, beneath the figure of Charity; at the base of the two columns a figure of a Mason (Tyler) and an ancient teacher with pupil; in each corner verse pertaining to Masonry; blank piece of backing board separated from object, reads "30 Walnut St. / For - Mr. Fred Tingley - Taunton, Mass."