Portrait of Dorothy Jardon, Full Length

Portrait of Dorothy Jardon, Full Length
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17649
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Framed: 
No
Length: 
13 inches
Width: 
inch
Height: 
19 inches
Description: 

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©".

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes