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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, 1922
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30.3 x 22.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 7/8 x 9 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0458
Description
Exhibitions

Black-and-white image of a nude woman in full-length view, facing the viewer. She is holding a thin branch above her head with both of her hands, and it is covered with small leaves. There is a small, shiny, round vase on the floor in the left side of the image. She has short, dark, curly hair and she is wearing a long, sheer, black piece of fabric draped over her proper left shoulder, around her right hip, behind her body, and into the bottom right corner of the image. She is wearing a waist-length strand of pearls around her neck and she is barefooted.