Dr Francis Johnson

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This is a three-quarters-length portrait of Dr Francis Johnson, a renowned architect and Governor of the Company of Merchant Adventurers in 1980.

He is standing and facing forward with his arms at his side. He wears a dark blue suit with a waistcoat, and a white shirt with a tie. Two framed paintings on the wall behind him and to his left depict Fairfax House and the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, in order to represent two of his major architectural achievements.

Dr Johnson designed the wrought-iron gates for the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in 1994.

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall



Dr Francis Johnson




oil on canvas


H 99.5 x W 68.5 cm (E)

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Acquisition method

gift from the sitter, 1994

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Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9XD England

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