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portrait of unknown female
  • Orval Hixon
    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: 30 x 17.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 3/4 x 6 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0420

Black-and-white image of a woman in full-length, facing the viewer. She is standing in the right side of the image, in front of a gray background with light-colored areas in the upper portion of the image. Her body creates a dark shadow around her, and she is wearing a calf-length, black and white, ermine style fur robe. She has short, wavy hair and she is smiling. The robe is covering her arms and hands, and her proper left foot is slightly in front of her right foot. She is wearing light-colored, shiny, high heel shoes.