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Louise Riley
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Louise Riley, 1919
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.4 x 27.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/8 x 11 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 35.4 x 27.9 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0455
Description

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a woman in profile view, facing the left side of the image. The image is darkly shadowed so that the woman's features are not visible. She is wearing a strapless, white dress with a calf-length, layered skirt, and she is barefooted. Both of her arms are stretched out, and she is holding a large, white piece of fabric behind her back. The source of light shines through this fabric and lights part of the right side of the image. The left side of the image is very dark.