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Robert Maitland (1768–1846)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1840
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 30 1/8 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.5 x 64.1 cm )
Credit Line: Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap Jr.
Object Number: 1950.231
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Robert Maitland, the son of David Maitland of Scotland and Mary (Currie) Maitland, was a merchant in Petersburg, Virginia, who later established himself in a very prosperous mercantile business in New York. He was a member of the group known at the "House of Lords" which met at Baker's Tavern every night, and included such men as Gulian Verplanck, Robert Lenox, Preserved Fish, and John Wesley Jarvis.