The renown portraitist renders a pen and ink self portrait line drawing to create a rebus. He writes, "Look here upon this picture and on this...[line drawing of a face]. Signed, "John S. Sargent." It's likely that Sargent was presented with the 1903 photograph by J. E Purdy, Boston, already attached to the page and asked for his autograph or perhaps asked to draw something. The page measures 7.1 x 10 inches and floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat, framed in black satin finished wood, matted and framed in museum quality materials, framed in 5/8/inch black satin wood. Frame measures 17 ½ x 14 7/8.