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Portrait of Francis Field
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Francis Field, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.2 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0328

Black-and-white, hip-length portrait of a woman in profile, turned toward the left side of the image with her face tilted upward. She is standing in front of a dark background and her body and proper right arm is covered in a dark shadow. Her shoulders and left arm are bare, and she is wearing a thin, beaded necklace. There is a light-colored cloth wrapped around her head, which falls down her back, and she has dark, jaw-length hair which falls from underneath the cloth. There is a large, shadowed, circular object underneath her chin and her left hand is raised, touching the back of her head.