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Affiliate Member Stewart Watson an Eminent Portrait Painter and Member of the Royal Academy and of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 1st March 1850

  Candidate’s Name Brother Stewart Watson. Eminent Portrait  Painter. Member of Royal Academy.

 DOB 1800 Died in Edinburgh 1870

 Address 56 Queen Street Edinburgh

 Other Offices of Canongate Kilwining Lodge No 2 SW

 Affiliated Member in the Celtic Lodge 1st March 1850.

 RWM of the Celtic Brother Robert Murray 1850

William Stewart Watson Scottish Art and Painter of The Inauguration of Brother Robert Burns as Poet Laureate 1846.

The Inauguration of Robert Burns as Poet Laureate of the Lodge 

Robert Burns became a freemason in 1781 and soon rose to become depute master of St James Lodge in Tarbolton. The subject here is the poet's inauguration as Poet Laureate in the Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, in Edinburgh in 1787. It was painted nearly sixty years later, using prints and family pictures to produce accurate portraits of those present.  The Canongate Lodge, also known as St John's Chapel, is the oldest purpose-built Masonic meeting room in the world, dating from 1736. The organ in the background is still played at Lodge meetings. Lodge Canongate Kilwinning is one of the Sponsor Lodges of Lodge Celtic 291. Brother Watson practised in such places as America,Rome and London. We at the Celtic Lodge have an original Mezzotint (Engraving) of the Burns Inauguration, by our Brother Known to us at that time as Stewart. WJRB.