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Female model in top and skirt

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 25 9/16 x 16 1/8 in. (65 x 41 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in romantic evening ensemble: peasant style blouse has low scoop neck finished with wide ruffle, full elbow length sleeves also finished in ruffle, tassels on cord embellish neckline and ends of sleeves, tucked into floral print full skirt, volumes suggest a crinoline, skirt is finished at hem with deep ruffles with scalloped hem

Text in pencil and marker: ” VERTICAL KPB #15904”

Section on right side of paper was cut off


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