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Florence O'Denishawn
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Florence O'Denishawn, 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
  • 1971.0401

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman in three-quarters view. She is leaning forward slightly and her proper right arm is bent at the elbow and wrist, and stretched out behind her body. Her right foot is slightly ahead of her left foot, and her gaze falls toward the left side of the image. She has short, dark, curly hair and she's wearing dark eye makeup. She is wearing a black, cropped, sleeveless top with a light-colored pattern, and there is a piece of the same fabric wrapped around her hips like a skirt. She is barefooted, and the source of light hits the front of her body. There is a light-colored curtain in the background, in the right side of the image, and the left side is black.