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Louise Brown
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Louise Brown, 1926
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 28 x 20.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0346
Description

Black-and-white, hip-length portrait of a woman wearing a ballet costume, in three-quarters view, turned toward the right side of the image. Her face is turned toward the viewer, while her gaze falls to the left side of the image. She is standing in front of a gray, shadowed wall, and there is some type of dark beam along the left side of the image, behind the woman. The lightsource highlights the right side of her face and hair. She has both of her hands on her hips, and she is wearing a white dress with a white, sequined bodice and large, tulle ruffles around the top of the bodice and the woman's shoulders. She is wearing a skirt of the same ruffled tulle. She has dark, curly hair that is short, perhaps pinned back, and she is wearing dark lipstick.