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Masonry
ca. 1800
Maker not marked
USA
a: Engraving on silk; ink; b: pencil on paper
overall a: 23-1/4"h x 18"w
Gift of Keith MacKinnon
94.061a-b

a: 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; b: blank piece of backing board separated from object, reads in pencil: "30 Walnut St. / For - Mr. Fred Tingley - Taunton, Mass."