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This is a self-portrait oil painting of Charles Haslewood Shannon. Shannon is in a standing position and his body can be seen from the hips up. His body is turned to the right and his face is turned slightly to the centre so that ¾ of his body and face are visible. He is wearing a black shirt with loose fitting fabric in the sleeves that is cuffed at his wrists. He has short blonde hair. He is standing at a desk. His hands are resting on a large closed book with the fingers of his left hand inserted into the first pages. He has a plain ring band on his right ring finger. Papers lie across the desk, either maps or pictures (difficult to determine). Behind Shannon, in the bottom left corner of the picture, it appears that the green-grey wallpaper is peeling.