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Female model in bathing suit and robe

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), For Vogue magazine


Height x width: 25 3/8 x 18 7/8 in. (64.5 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, inkwash, white pencil on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in dark plain one piece bathing suit with deep scoop neck, worn with dark oversize long open robe lined with light terrycloth, hood creates a large collar, full sleeves gathered into a wide cuff, matching dark belt falls untied

Text in pencil and marker: “KPB May Vogue #16454”


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