This head and shoulders portrait, in an interrupted circle, shows the subject seated to the left at a table, looking round in half-profile at the spectator.

He has long, curling hair and wears a fantastic costume. His right hand, which holds a porte-crayon, rests on a drawing, possibly of The Massacre of the Innocents. At the back of the table are several books whose titles and authors are visible.

Provenance

George Hilder Libbis; Miss Nell Hilder Libbis.


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