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portrait of unknown female with flowers
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown female with flowers, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 25.2 x 20.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 7/8 x 7 15/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0402
Description

Black-and-white, bust-length image of a woman in profile view, facing the left side of the image. She is seated in front of a black background and she is wearing a long-sleeved, white shirt and her head is covered with a white hood. She is holding a bouquet of lilies and dark leaves across her left shoulder. Only her proper left hand is visible, holding the lilies across her chest.