Head and shoulders portrait of a man seated at a drawing board. He is balding and has a greying beard. He wears glasses and a ring on his wedding finger. He holds a lit cigarette in his left hand and is sketching/writing with his right. On the desk beside him a notebook and ink pots. Gould, a political cartoonist and book illustrator was born and educated in Barnstaple, Devon. He became a regular contributor to a range of magazines and journals including Truth and the Pall Mall Gazette and the Westminster Gazette. He established his own paper, Picture Politics in 1894.