Three-quarter length portrait of Busby standing, wearing academic robes and a scull cap; his body and head are inclined to the left of the painting; to the bottom-left is a table covered with a cloth, upon which is an open book; Busby has almost turned a page with his right hand.
Half-length portrait of Frewin in old age, wearing a gown over a brown coat, and an academic collar; he is inclined slightly to the right of the picture. Inscribed with the identity of the sitter in the top left.
Half-length portrait of Freind wearing black academic dress, collar and wig; he is virtually full face although inclined slightly to the left of the painting. Inscribed top-left with the identity of the sitter.
Head and shoulders; he wears black academic dress and collar and has curly grey hair; he faces to the left of the picture, and holds a book in his right hand. Inscribed top-left with the identity of the sitter.
Half-length portrait in black academic dress and collar, standing facing the left of the picture, Carey's head is turned so as to be almost full face, a red curtain is draped behind him. Inscribed in 19th Century hand, top left 'Wm Carey D.D. 1803-14'.