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Wilbur Ross Hubbard


Oil on canvas portrait painting of Wilbur Ross Hubbard (1896-1993) in hunting scarlets with hunting horn. Born in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, Hubbard attended the Tome School in Port Deposit, Maryland, before attending Yale (1920) and George Washington Law School (1923). His only break from school was as a brief military career as a 2nd Lieutenant with an army field artillery unit in World War I (WWI). In addition to a career in law and business, he was a generous preservationist and led numerous projects in Chestertown on properties including: Buck-Bacchus Store, Geddes-Piper House, Hynson-Ringgold House, Widehall, and the Customs House. Hubbard was probably most known for his activity in traditional fox-hunting circles. Establishing his fox-hunting hobby in 1908 at the age of twelve, he was a member of many clubs including the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, and Elkridge-Harford Hunt. Into his mid-nineties, he owned around 65 hunting dogs. Following his death, he bequeathed the Customs House to Washington College.



circa 1930-1949


Oil on canvas


25 x 19 inches

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Sporting Arts Committee Purchase Fund

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