Three-quarters length portrait; seated on a fine Georgian II chair, with golden decoration; he wears a grey overcoat, grey britches, blue-grey hose, white cravat, white lace cuffs and a fine blue waistcoat; on a table to his left there is a quill standing in an inkwell, books and a piece of paper; a red curtain is draped behind this.
Three-quarters length portrait; he is turned to the left, but is portrayed full face; he wears black academic dress and collar; in his left hand is a piece of paper, in the right a quill; the background is mostly red. Inscribed bottom right: 'E Champion Dec. 1876'.
The portrait (of which very few engravings exist) shows him standing with his head thrust forward belligerently and holding in one hand the strap with which he used to belabour junior boys who interrupted him in his work. It was a time-honoured joke to send unsuspecting new boys to provoke his wrath, and in his other hand is a piece of paper on which can just be discerned the words: Please give the bearer two measures of strap-oil. [Source: The Elizabethan December 1965 p386]. Three-quarter length, wearing a brown coat and a red tie Signed l.l.: Hayes pinxit
College Garden, looking north-west towards the Abbey. College is visible on the left side of the painting. Two gardeners are visible: one in the left foreground with a barrow and one in the centre with a roller. A woman and boy are to the right of the painting and the child has a hoop.