Jack Penty Birch, OBE, JP, FCIOB

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This is a half-length portrait of Jack Penty Birch who was a benefactor and Governor of the Company of Merchant Adventurers from 1985–1986.

He is sitting, looking out on a slight diagonal, resting his arms on the chair and dressed in a tweed jacket. The background is plain with the Company’s Pegasus crest in the right hand corner.

He was Lord Mayor of York from 1975–1976 and has supported the Company as Honorary Surveyor of the fabric.

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall



Jack Penty Birch, OBE, JP, FCIOB




oil on canvas


H 59.5 x W 44.5 cm (E)

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Acquisition method

gift from the sitter and Eileen Birch, 1995

Work type


Signature/marks description

signed and dated

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Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9XD England

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