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portrait of unknown male and female figures
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown male and female figures, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.2 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0395
Description
Exhibitions

Black-and-white image of two figures, dressed in East Asian clothing, who are facing each other, their faces turned toward the viewer. The female figure in the left side of the image is kneeling and her hands are clasped together in front of her chest. She has dark hair that is tied back neatly, and there are floral pins on the right side of her head. She is wearing a long, dark robe with light-colored trim over long, dark pants. There is a shiny black vase between the two figures, in which there are two thin, budding branches. The male figure is standing, and his body creates a dark shadow to the left of his body. He is wearing a fitted cap that is decorated with Asian language characters and a dark, long-sleeved shirt and pants that are gathered around the ankles. He is wearing dark shoes with metallic, embroidered decoration.