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portrait of unknown dancer (Alcova?)
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown dancer (Alcova?), 1922
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 21.5 x 30.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/16 x 12 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0358
Description

Black-and-white image of a dancer on a floor with one leg stretched out in front of her body, the other stretched out behind her. She is seated in front of a dark background and wearing a ballet costume. She is tilting her head back and her eyes are closed, and she is holding a rose above her head with her proper right hand. She has dark, wavy hair that is tied back and she is wearing a leotard that is decorated with light-colored strips of fabric, which create a skirt around her waist. She is wearing light-colored tights and satin ballet shoes.