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portrait of unknown female
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown female, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 29 x 18 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 3/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0373

Black-and-white image of a female figure in full-length, in profile view. She standing in front of a dark background and is facing the right side of the image. She is nude, covered only by a piece of very sheer black fabric that is decorated in some areas with black lace. Her proper right arm is bent and raised above her shoulders, and she is holding a dark, feathered fan, which brushes the right side of her face. She is wearing dark shoes with an anklestrap and small heel. She has short, wavy, light-colored hair and she is wearing a light-colored, beaded necklace.