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Valeska Suratt
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Valeska Suratt, 1915–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/4 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0356
Description

Black-and-white, hip-length portrait of a seated woman facing the viewer and wearing a long, white, chiffon robe with fur trim. She is seated in front of a white, shimmery curtain that is drawn back toward the left side of the image. She has dark hair that is pinned up and she is wearing thick, dark eye makeup and dark lipstick. She has her hands held in front of her chest, and she is holding a boquet of white flowers in her right hand.