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portrait of unknown male
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown male, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30.5 x 23 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0430
Description

Black-and-white, waist-length portrait of a man in three-quarters view. He is turned toward the left side of the image and gazing toward the viewer. He is holding an artist's palette in his proper right hand and a paintbrush in his left. He has dark, straight hair that is combed back. He is wearing a large, white artist's robe with a large collar that is turned up in the back with a white, collared shirt and a black tie.