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William Robinson (d.1614), Governor (1590–1591)

Photo credit: Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

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This is a half-length portrait of William Robinson, who was Governor from 1590–1591 and benefactor to the Company of Merchant Adventurers. He was also Lord Mayor of York in 1594 and MP for York in 1584 and 1589. His right shoulder is towards us. He wears red alderman's robes, a fashionable ruff and a black skull cap. On the forefinger of his right hand he wears a gold ring with a Coat of Arms of the Merchant Adventurers Company – this may have been painted on at a later date.

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

York


Date

c.1590

Medium

oil on jointed quarter oak panel

Measurements

H 88 x W 69 cm

Accession number

YORMA 155

Acquisition method

acquired, 1910

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

" William Robinson merchant late of the Cittie of


Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9XD England

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