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Four female models in skirts, each featuring a different style shirt

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


Height x width: 17 5/16 x 13 3/4 in. (44 x 35 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting four female models in skirts, each in a different style shirt:

Top left: Shirt fabric is a collage of different striped prints, style has a crisp fold down pointed collar, buttons down front, long narrow sleeves have wide wrist bands, worn tucked into skirt waistband

Top right shirt of plain fabric fashioned after Russian men’s peasant shirt, worn over hips,small buttoned high collar over center slit down front, raglan sleeves are gathered into wristbands

Bottom left: Dark tailored long sleeved shir tucked into skirt’s waistband, buttons down front, left breast pocket has pointed flap embellished with white trim that matches white inner collar of double collar

Bottom right: Printed blouse tucked into skirt has high neckline with long ties arranged in a bow, the long sleeves fullness is gathered into wristbands

Text in pencil, marker and ink: “VERTICAL 16 3/4 65 screen comb. L & Tone B. G. shirt story 3/14/76 DO HT 3194 100 12976 KPB “

Stamp: “Sun Main Insert”


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