Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

Wide brimmed sun hat and bikini

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


Dimensions

Length x width: 35.5 x 32 cm (14 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.3840

Medium or Technique

Black marker and charcoal on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Woman wears wide brimmed textured sun hat with long light colored coat buttons down center front, dark bikini under, strappy shoes. Text: “3 1/2” ” (right); “2 1/4” BLOCK” (bottom); “W E 31 2 1/4” x 3 1/2” 4/20 2” (left).

Provenance

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