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Michael Barstow

Photo credit: Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

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This is a head and shoulders portrait of Michael Barstow, mercer (later merchant adventurer) and benefactor of the Company of Merchant Adventurers. He gave 40 shillings per year to the use of the poor widows, 15 shillings of which were for a house in Micklegate.

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall





oil on canvas


H 73.5 x W 61 cm

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Acquisition method

acquired, 1694

Work type


Inscription description

"Michael Barstow of the city of York Gent. sometim

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9XD England

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