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Portrait of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Portrait of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, circa 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 27.9 x 35.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 x 14 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0336

Black-and-white, waist-length portrait of a woman in three-quarters view, facing the left side of the image with her face tilted toward the top of the image. She is standing in front of a black background, and only her shoulders, arms, and face are lit. Her head is tilted back and her eyes are closed, and her hands are in front of her chest, holding a pearl necklace. She has dark, shoulder-length, straight hair that is not pinned back, and she is wearing a black, strapless gown. There is a piece of black cloth draped over her left forearm.