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Sketch from couture sketch book

Two party dresses

about 1966
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (35 x 27 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Two dresses. Left: short dress with crew neck and straps on arms, fits at waist then bells out. Right: long dress hits mid calf, with V-neck and straps over upper arm, zig zag pattern near waist, pockets sit low on hips.


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