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I think my method is sound: Transfer the known height of the chair, using the vanishing point established in the photo,
to the centerline of Wright's figure; apply the known measurement; using the same scale, determine the remaining height of the figure.
Of course, there are variables which could seriously diminish the hoped-for accuracy. For instance, if the figure is leaning toward the camera
it could easily add, say, a half inch or more Wright's height, by this method.
Mr Williams seems to be lifting the chair he's holding, off the floor. Are they discussing the furniture ?
Although the photograph showed him shadowed & you can't see details of his back, so I figure it's possible he was wearing the Cuban heels you can see in some photos.
David, FLW did design the beds for the master bedroom to fit the diminutive stature of the Mays. There is in some of the first floor windows a transom that crosses below the full height of the windows which may have had something to do with the stature of the Mays. Not sure. The effect of the spaces in the house is of a superb scale throughout, however he manipulated the fenestration.