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Portrait of Cleveland Bronner
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Cleveland Bronner, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 31 x 21.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/16 x 8 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 31 x 21.9 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 3/16 x 8 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0263

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a man wearing a peacock costume. The man faces the viewer frontally, his head turned toward the right side of the image, with his arms stretched out horizontally. There are tree branches visible in the top of the image. The feathers on the back of his costume span outward above his head and past the length of his arms. He is wearing a sleeveless, form-fitting costume that is decorated with beads and two decorative bands around the top of each of his arms. His eyes are closed and he is wearing a headdress with tassels dangling in front of each of his ears. He is wearing sandles and thick, decorated cuffs around his ankles.