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Female model wearing Bill Blass skirt ensemble

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Length x width: 64 x 48.5 cm (25 3/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in Bill Blass separates: blouse buttoned at neck slit down center front, wide bell-shaped sleeves, floral patterned floor length flowing skirt tied with sash embelished with a big flower

Text in ink, marker and pencil: “VERTICAL” (left); “BERGDORFS/ 65 SCREEN/ COMB. HINE + TONE/ HOLD BLACKS/ SOLID” “TONIGHT 4822 INSERT” “BLASS 13867” (bottom right).

Signature at left in marker: “KPB”

Head drawn on separate paper pasted to original


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