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Female model in shirt, sweater vest, jacket skirt and hat

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 21 7/16 x 15 15/16 in. (54.5 x 40.5 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 ’30s look casual separates: a dark v-neckopen collared blouse, v-neck pullover sweater belted with wideribbed band over hips– stripes at neckline suggest look of a tennis sweater; worn over contrasting light solid midlength skirt with side pleats sewn down front to hip; open hip length wide jacket is man tailored with wide pointed lapels and three buttons at end of sleeves, worn with Fedora style hat and three large bangle bracelets

Paper is trimmed so some of text is cut off

Text in pencil and marker: ” VERTICAL 17” Anne Klein KPB 915”

Tape residue at bottom


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