Requires Photography

Female model in evening gown and cape

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 16 15/16 x 13 9/16 in. (43 x 34.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, white gouache, white-out on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in 30s look long dark evening gown with high collar and slight train, worn under contrasting lighter color collarless cape /jacket that falls from shoulders from sewn pleats to it’s scalloped hem which is longer in back and embellished with wavy line, the wide bell sleeves are puffed out at shoulders

Text in pencil and marker;” VERTICAL not used 13104”


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