how to use image in simple page to link to item?

I am trying to place an image of an item mid way through a simple page of text, and then get that image to link to the appropriate item. I have tried a number of short codes and none do this. The closest is a link to the item, however I don't want the title etc (looks clunky in this context).

Any help is greatly appreciated!

The easiest approach is probably just to write out the HTML for the link directly, after you dig up the URL for the image. You'd just have to go to the item's page on the admin side and click on the link to the derivative image you want.