Robert Maitland (1768-1846)

Object Number: 
1950.231
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/8 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.5 x 64.1 cm )
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group