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Portrait of Warner Gault
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Warner Gault, 1921
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.6 x 27.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0244

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a man in three-quarters view. The portrait is dramatically shadowed, with a black background. The man is wearing a black, wide-brimmed hat, and a black cloak with a white collar. There is a cigarette hanging from the man's mouth, with a thin line of smoke floating toward the center right of the image. The light source hits the right side of the man's face, and he has a painted sideburn.