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Portrait of an Unknown Actress
This photograph features a woman in an elegant gown and an ornate headpiece. Her necklaces drape over her chest in a way that mirrors the parabolic shape of her headpiece, emphasizing her face against the dark background. Hixon often manipulated his photographs as they were developing, which he appears to have done to the drapery in the background. Scratch marks in the drapery reveal the whiteness of the photographic paper that echoes the highlights in the actress's embellishments.
This is a sepia-toned photograph of an unknown actress.
James R. and Joyce A. Finely and Charles David and Linda Hixon
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