Nicholas Philip Trist (1800-1874)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.8 x 64.1 cm )
label: on back: "Portrait of / N. P. Trist Esq. / R. M. Pratt / 486 Broadway"
A native of Charlottesville, Va., Trist entered the law office of Thomas Jefferson, and later married his granddaughter. After being admitted to the bar, he bcame private secretary to President Andrew Jackson in 1829. He was named U.S. consul at Havana in 1833 and afterward served as chief clerk in the State Department. He ended his days as postmaster of Alexandria, Va. His portrait was a gift to the Society from the daughter of the artist.
Gift of Eugenia C. Pratt
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