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Home of a Noble Soul
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Home of a Noble Soul, circa 1918
  • 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
  • 1971.0301

Black-and-white, hip-length portrait of a man in three-quarters view. He is seated in a wooden chair in front of a dark background, and the left arm of the chair is between the man and the viewer. The man has wavy, white hair and a long beard, and he is wearing a dark, tweed jacket. His chin is resting on his chest and his eyes are closed, as though he is sleeping. There is a light-colored cloth covering his lap. He is holding a dark cane in his proper left hand and another small object in his proper right hand, which is further from the viewer.