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Female model in hooded robe, top, pants, sandals

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


Height x width: 16 15/16 x 12 in. (43 x 30.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in hooded long robe draped with full soft folds, the full sleeves are gathered at wrist, worn over a tailored collarless top with opening down the model’s right side closed by two large buttons, diagonal front pockets at waist which is styled like a man’s vest with two pointed tips, pants are fitted at waist with side diagonal pockets, legs fall in soft folds puddling beyond ankle, worn with sandals

Text in pencil, ink and marker: “493 VERTICAL Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb. L & tone D.O. H. T. 5880 O.K. V. Knoll Scott barrie 13433”

Stamp:”Tonight insert”


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