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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: 29 x 15 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 3/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0470
Description

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman in three-quarters view, turned toward the left side of the image. Her proper right knee is leaning on a small, dark chair, and she is gazing at an open book in her right hand. Her left hand is placed on her hip. She is wearing a black, small-brimmed hat with a white, collared shirt and a black, ankle-length coat and skirt. She is wearing dark, leather shoes and a ring each of her ring fingers.