Samuel Griffin was a lawyer, soldier, and politician. He was the son of Leroy Griffin and his wife, Mary Ann Bertrand.
Dimensions: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
The subject wears a white jacket with elaborate trim and a dark collar and blue waistcoat. HIs hair is powdered white. His hands are crossed and both are tucked into his waistcoat. The portrait is signed and dated.
See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 294.