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Rose Bolan
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Rose Bolan, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.5 x 21.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 8 7/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0429
Description

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman in three-quarters view. She is turned toward the left side of the image, her back toward the viewer and her head turned so that she is facing the viewer. She is wearing a ballet costume, a light-colored, sleeveless bodice with a light-colored, knee-length, layered tutu. She is wearing light-colored tights and satin shoes and standing on her toes, her proper right foot is crossed in front of her left foot. Her arms are crossed in front of her neck, and her right hand is touching her left shoulder. She has dark, wavy, jaw-length hair and there is a thick, white band wrapped around her forehead. The woman's body and tutu create a dark shadow in the lower left corner of the image.