Artist Santa looks like he just finished dinner with Michelangelo! He wears a slouch hat decorated with holly and berries, and a brocade coat trimmed with faux fur. A strip of gold trim adorns his vest. His palette and brushes lie in his left arm and a finished tableau (a Christmas Gift?) in his right. At his feet are a sculpted bust and tools, a satchel of brushes and paints, and an unfinished sketch.