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Painting - MWBro. Major General Sir Reginald Dallas Brooks K.C.B., K.C.M.C., D.C.M.C., D.C.V.O., D.S.O.K. St.J. Grand Master 1951-1963

From the Collection of Freemasons Victoria - United Grand Lodge of Victoria 300 Albert Street East Melbourne Victoria

Description
Framed oil painting on canvas with stretcher/strainer. Frame is wood with a matte bronze paint. Gold-coloured metal placque attached to front of canvas.
Size
Frame: Height - 1658mm, Width - 1226mm, Depth - 95mm. Inset: Height - 1340mm, Width - 940mm.
Keywords
sir dallas brooks, freemasonry, freemasons, portraits, freemasons victoria
Historical information
Sir Dallas Brooks, was Victoria's' longest serving Governor and Grand Master. Born in Cambridge England in 1896, his interest in becoming a Freemason was expressed whilst in England however he chose to wait until he became Governor of Victoria to be initiated. Sir Dallas Brooks held the position of Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria from 1951 to 1963. He was a popular Grand Master and Governor and although he was unable to commit as much time as he would have like to Freemasonry, he participated where possible.
When Made
1960s
Significance
This portrait was painted by Joshua Smith and the only painting created by this artist.
Inscriptions & Markings
Signed: 'Joshua Smith'. Placque: 'M.W. Bro. General Sir Dallas Brooks / K.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., D.S.O., K.St.J. / Grand Master 1951 - 63'
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM