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Female model in dress, heels and earrings

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), For Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting rear view of female model in solid jersey shift with side slits and falls below the knee, has dolman sleeves tapered into midriff, the open back falls into swag folds from the neckline which is cinched at the nape by a thin tie secured in a long loop, worn with heels and earrings

Text in pencil and marker: “VERTICAL 6 1/4 25% Bergdorf’s comb. line & tone 65 screen Hold blacks solid A.J. Bari 2/8/79 Bari #17911”

Tape residue upper right


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