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Miss Egan
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Miss Egan, 1915–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.5 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0294

Black-and-white, waist-length portrait of a woman in three-quarters view, facing the right side of the image with her face turned toward the viewer. She is seated on the left side of the image in front of a light-colored background that is uneven in shade with a light, round object, perhaps a spotlight, in the top right quadrant of the image. The woman is wearing dark lipstick and eye makeup, and bowing her head down slightly while gazing at the viewer. She has jaw-length, straight, shiny, dark hair that is parted on the left side of her head and combed down smoothly. She is holding a violin in her lap and across her left shoulder. The woman is wearing a dark, loose, long-sleeved garment with a light-colored floral pattern.