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portrait of unknown female
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown female, 1925
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 27.5 x 21.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 13/16 x 8 7/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0383
Description

Black-and-white, bust-length image of a woman in profile view, turned facing the left side of the image. She is seated in front of a white background and her profile creates a shadow in the upper left corner of the image. She has short, dark, curly hair that is partially visible from underneath a dark, sheer veil, which covers her head and shoulders. Her proper left hand is raised and her forefinger is resting on her chin.