Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

Three women

mid 20th–20th century
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Length x width: 45.5 x 45.5 cm (17 15/16 x 17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Left: woman with short dark hair wears striped shirt under jumpsuit with pockets at hips; center: woman with light short hair wears dark blazer with light inside and large buttons, padded shoulders, pinstripe trousers; right: woman with dark hair wears sailor-like top with dark cuffs and band along bottom of shirt, dark pants. Text on paper: “7 7/8 WIDE SHOOT AS LINE” (bottom).


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