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The Brigand
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • The Brigand, circa 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 33 x 25.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0253

Black-and-white, waist-length portrait of a man in three-quarters view, facing the left side of the image. He is wearing a long, dark-colored scarf around his head, which falls down his proper left shoulder. He has a thick, dark mustache and a small tuft of dark, curly hair is visible in front of his proper left ear. He is wearing a loose, long-sleeved, light-colored shirt and holding a sword with both of his hands. His proper right hand is at the top of the sword, and his left hand is gripping the sheath covering the blade.