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Portrait of Nance O'Neil
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Nance O'Neil, 1921
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 31.1 x 22.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 1/4 x 8 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0310
Label Text

Black-and-white, waist-length portrait of a woman facing the viewer. She is standing in front of a white background and her body projects a shadow onto the left side of the image. She has dark hair that is parted in the center and is tied back, and there is a large hair decoration on the left side of her head. Her head is tilted slightly downward, and she is wearing dark eye makeup. She is wearing a black dress and a black shawl with lace trim that is covering her arms and shoulders. Her proper right hand is covering her chest and there is a long piece of light-colored material coming from behind her head, which she is holding in her left hand.