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Female model in swimsuit ensemble with skirt, hat, sunglasses and sandals

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


Height x width: 24 13/16 x 19 1/8 in. (63 x 48.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, white gouache, white-out on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in swimsuit ensemble: strapless suit dark solid fabric has starburst beading on bodice, matching skirt it open down front and tied at waist, exaggerated wide brim straw hat, cats-eye sunglasses and sandals

Text in pencil: ” Bergdorf’s 65 screen combo. velox line & tone hold black solid PO # St. Angelo 18068 6 3/8 VERTICAL”


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