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Female model in turtleneck sweater, jacket and pants

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Length x width: 41.9 x 33 cm (16 1/2 x 13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash and graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in black turtleneck under loose wrap jacket belted at waist with lapels, shoulder manter, side flap pockets long sleeved tied below elbow with narrow sash–belt, arm sashes and mantel have pinked edges, worn with narrow pants

Text in ink, marker and pencil on paper: “VERTICAL”/ “TONIGHT INSERT”/ “4245” (left); “BERGDORFS/ 65 SCREEN/ COMB. HINE + TONE/ HOLD BLACKS SOLID” (bottom); “400”/ “VALENTINO/ #13849” (right).


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