Portrait of Dorothy Jardon, Full Length
Dorothy Jardon was an American opera singer and actress. She sang soprano in "The Wedding Trip" in 1912 and played the role of Bimoula in the musical comedy "Oh! Oh! Delphine!" in 1913. She is pictured in lavish pose and dress, looking upward while casting one hand with a dramatic flare near her face and the other to her posterior. Both movements have been emphasized by tapered lines extending from her fingers creating the illusion of long fingernails. Her nails, in addition to her overdrawn eyebrows and eyelashes, are embellishments made by Hixon in the developing process. She is shrouded in heavy, ornately detailed fabrics, completing an image of wealth, beauty, and class. The bottom right of the portrait is the signature "Hixon- Connelly- KC- 19©".