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Sketch from couture sketch book

Girl in gingham top with bow and skirt

about 1969
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 10 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (27 x 14 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Girl with dark haired bob wearing bow on her head, standing with shoulders pushed back and hands behind her. Wearing a seemingly gingham patterned blouse which falls at her hips but has a high, ruffled neckline. The large bow at her waist acts as a belt. Her full, dark skirt flows down to hit her mid calf. The look is finished with black flats held on by a single strap across the foot. Text on the image’s right side reads: “486.” Text in the top right reads: “486.”


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