Henry Frederick (1745–1790), Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England, one of two governing bodies of Freemasonry in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, from 1782 until his death in 1790. In this portrait he is wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter, the highest chivalric order in the United Kingdom. Seen from the window is Windsor Great Park, the layout for which the Duke of Cumberland was largely responsible. The portrait is a replacement of an original that was destroyed in a fire at Freemasons’ Hall, London in 1883.
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commissioned by the United Grand Lodge of England, 1884