The subject was a tavernkeeper in Alexandria. According to MESDA records, Arell moved to the city in 1771.
Dimensions: 48 1/8 x 35 in. (122.24 x 88.9 cm.)
The subject wears a white or light gray wig, dark jacket with darker waistcoat. His left hand is in his waistcoat, his right forearm rests on a table. He is turned to his left. The canvas is an irregular size.