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Two female models: left model in dress and heels, right model in two-piece evening gown, worn with long scarf, bracelet and heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 25 x 18 7/8 in. (63.5 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models:

Left model in a midlength dress of soft draped folds of jersey or crepe, full skirt appears cut on the bias, and gathered into wide waistband embellished with long tied belt, bodice has deep v-neck with button at bottom, fabric is gathered to have wide draped sleeves, worn with strappy heels

Right model in an evening gown ensemble: dark bodice is low-v-neck jacket cut like a hip length riding jacket and fastened down torso with small round buttons, long skirt is draped in narrow folds of chiffon with matching long scarf, worn with heels and cuff bracelet

Text in marker: “KPB”


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