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'.
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.