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Female model in dress, hose and high heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 23 7/16 x 17 15/16 in. (59.5 x 45.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash and black pastel on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting a female model in mid-calf dress, hose and high heeled shoes. Dress has empire waist, the bodice is opaque fabric with scoop neckline and brooch or ornament centered on neckline, sheer skirt is fitted at hips and the flows out like a dance skirt

Written in marker at bottom right: “KB 7/29”


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