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Francis D'Avignon & Hoffman Lithographers
USA: New York, New York City
Engraving on paper
overall: 14 7/8 in x 12 in
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
Portrait of Giles Fonda Yates; subject is seated facing front looking to the proper right; short black hair; wearing eyeglasses, light colored suit with black lapel and neckcloth; right hand towards lap, left hand on top of book with Greek title. Below left: "F. Davignon & Hoffman Lithographers, 323 Broadway" and right: "Print by Nagel & Weingartner, N.Y.". At bottom "Giles Fonda Yates" above name are three symbols, shield, face and gate. Below image facsimile signature: "Yours to Serve / G.F. Yates". In pencil at book left and right listing of Yates's long activity in the Scottish Rite.
For further information, see Burgess, Richard B., et al., "A Sublime Brotherhood: Two Hundred Years of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction," 2013, p. 53.