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Francis Field
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Francis Field, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 28 x 21.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0387
Description

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a woman in profile view, standing in front of a dark, shadowed background. There is a striped scarf wrapped around her head that falls down her back. There are floral decorations attached to the scarf, and a small bunch of dark, shiny grapes on the side of her head. She has dark, wavy, jaw-length hair that is visible from underneath the scarf, and she is wearing a light-colored, strapless top. Her proper left hand is raised and grasping a dark mandolin, which is resting on her left shoulder. She is wearing a dark, beaded necklace.