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Female model in long evening gown

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 24 x 18 7/8 in. (61 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash and graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in long loose evening gown gathered at waist with a narrow sash matching bodice fabric, a floral and stripe pattern; the long sleeve blousy bodice has a straight neckline gathered off shoulder at bustline into a small top ruffle and large flounce ruffle falling mid-torso, the skirt has a matching stripe pattern and is draped in full folds to floor

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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