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Walter Tripp (1868-1926)
USA: Massachusetts, Boston
Print process on paper, opaque watercolor, graphite, ink
overall 10"h x 6-3/4"w
Gift of the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A.
Masonic Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection regalia for Solomon in ceremonial dress. Depicts full-length male figure wearing purple tunic with red and gold trim, white underskirt with gold trim along bottom, gold vest with green trim and gold and red crown. Figure has a beard and wears a gold pendant with long gold tassels. He wears sandals on his feet and gold and green bracelets. One hand is raised and holds a red baton with gold finials. Written at mid-right side is "Solomon." Attached to the back is a typewritten piece of paper headed "P.1. / Solomon / Ceremonial dress, for all but the 6th degree." This is followed by a description of the various costume elements and a list of "principal authorities." Written at bottom right corner is "Warren A. Newcomb."
For more information, see blog post, July 10, 2020, https://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2020/07/designing-costumes-for-the-scottish-rite-1913-1920.html