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Portrait of Trixie Friganza
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Trixie Friganza, 1919
  • 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
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0296

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman standing in three-quarters view, facing the left side of the image. Her face is turned toward the viewer, and she is standing in front of a background that is white on the left side and black on the right side of the image. She is standing with her left hand on her hip and wearing a long, shimmery white dress with large bands of white fur trim around the hem of the skirt, on each shoulder, and on the cuff of the sleeves. She is also wearing a white fur hat with a large, white feather decoration. In her right hand she is holding a tassel with two balls of white fur, and there is a matching tassel attached to the left side of the dress. She has short, dark hair that is slightly visible from underneath her hat.