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Louise Riley
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Louise Riley, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 32.1 x 24.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 5/8 x 9 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0461

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman who is facing the viewer. She is standing in front of a white wall and her body creates a dark shadow in the left side of the image. She has jaw-length, wavy, dark hair and her head is tilted slightly toward her proper right shoulder, which is tilted toward the viewer. Her legs are bent and her right foot is in front of her left foot. She is wearing a loose-fitting dress that has a draped appearance across her chest, and her feet are bare.