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Female model in long opera cape and heels

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


Height x width: 16 15/16 x 13 3/8 in. (43 x 34 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker,white tape for masking on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in Long dark velvet opera cape with oversize high collar of bunched ruffles,front slit arm openings, worn with heels

Text in marker and pencil: “VERTICAL Velvet cape # 138 11 5254 E 65 screen comb. Line & tone hold blacks solid E. Hicks Candy Wrap 395”

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