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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: 30.5 x 22.9 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 35.4 x 27.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 x 9 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0364
Description

Black-and-white, waist-length portrait of a woman who is facing the viewer frontally. She is wearing a dark jacket with a large, white, fur collar and a double-stranded pearl necklace and pear earrings. She has light-colored hair that is tied back, and her proper left hand is resting on her lap. There is a small, dark statue in the left side of the image.