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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.
The inscription on the panel reads: 'William Robinson merchant late of the Cittie of York Alderman deceased did give 40 pounds to the companie of Merchants adventurers to be lent to fower young men of the companie for five yeares and then to others accordinglie for Ever'.
oil on jointed quarter oak panel
H 88 x W 69 cm
" William Robinson merchant late of the Cittie of