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Female model in long gown and cape

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


Height x width: 19 11/16 x 13 9/16 in. (50 x 34.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker ink wash and white-out on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting rear view of female model in long narrow gown and sheer flouncy hip-length cape/jacket close-fitting at neck, scalloped hem and edges of wide sleeves, it is pleated along back then falls in fullness

Text in ink and marker: VERTICAL 8 3/8 Bergdorf Goodman 65 screen comb. L & tone 460 06308 13104”

Stamps: “tonight insert” “See Overlay”

Drawings surface is made of two piece of paper glued together and taped, the glue has seeped through paper and stained surface

Paper tears along bottom of paper


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