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Femal model in in Geoffrey Beene gown, robe and heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)


Length x width: 64 x 48.5 cm (25 3/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, black pastel on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in floral patterned medieval style gown girded at hips,long sleeves, low slit neckline,a dark thin robe over shoulder trimmed with fur at sleeves, worn with heels.

Torn top left

Text at left in pencil and ink: “81” “OK UK” “C.C.” (top right); “VERTICAL” (right); “BERGDORFS/ 65 SCREEN/ COMB. HINE/ + TONE/ HOLD BLACKS/ SOLID” “#146” (bottom right); “5803 TONIGHT INSERT” “BEENE #14683” (bottom left to center).


The artist; gift of the artist to the MFA. (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Kenneth Paul Block, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf