Edward (1837–1898), 1st Earl of Lathom and 2nd Baron Skelmersdale, GCB

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Edward (1837–1898), 1st Earl of Lathom, was Pro Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body of Freemasonry in England and Wales, from 1891 to 1898. The Pro Grand Master is the representative of the Grand Master when he is unable to attend meetings. In this portrait, which was commissioned by the United Grand Lodge of England, he is wearing the robes of the Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household. The Masonic badge, or jewel, of the Pro Grand Master can be seen on the table next to him in front of the inkwell.

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Edward (1837–1898), 1st Earl of Lathom and 2nd Baron Skelmersdale, GCB




oil on canvas


H 239 x W 145 cm (E)

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commissioned by the United Grand Lodge of England, 1893

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EDWARD 1st EARL OF LATHOM, G.C.B. Pro Grand Master. 1891-1898.'


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