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John Lovet MacTavish


Oil on panel portrait painting of John Lovet MacTavish (1787-1852) by William James Hubbard. MacTavish was born in Scotland and was the heir to the North West Company, a prominent fur trading company of that period. He moved to Maryland, and besides his work as a fur trader, served as the British Consul to the State of Maryland. MacTavish married into Maryland's prominent Caton family when he married Emily Jane Caton MacTavish (1793-1867) in 1815. After their marriage, they lived in the "Brookland Wood" Manor in Brooklandville, Baltimore County, Maryland and had four children. MacTavish is buried in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore.


circa 1829-1832


Oil on panel


19 x 14 inches

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Gift of Gilman D'Arcy Paul.

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