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Female model in dress, picture hat and strapped flats

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 23 5/8 x 17 15/16 in. (60 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 garden party ensemble: picture hat, and lightweight sleeveless low neckline dress (or bodice) with empire waist and Fortuny style pleats over a skirt with wide spaced bands and hem of ruffles, and ballet style flats with wide ribbon straps

Written in ink at bottom left: *UB 2/19”


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