Half length portait of Tovey, who is standing, his body turned slightly to the right, his head to the left. He wears a grey-blue jacket and waistcoat and a dark-blue tie, and has a light-blue handkerchief in his breast-pocket. The background is dark with indications of a curtain at the right. Much of the board is left bare of paint at the right bottom of the picture. Signed 'P. A. de Laszlo/1913. July/painted during 4 hours'.