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portrait of unknown female
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • portrait of unknown female, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20 x 25.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 10 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0449
Description

Black-and-white image of a seated, nude women in profile view, facing the left side of the image. She is seated so that her knees are pulled up toward her chest, and she is holding a black cloth across her lap and the front of her chest with her proper left hand. In her proper right hand she is holding a light-colored, ceramic vase that is balanced on her right knee. She is gazing upward and she has short, curly, light-colored hair.