Requires Photography

Female model in blouse, pants and belt

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Published by The New York Times


Height x width: 25 3/16 x 19 1/8 in. (64 x 48.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, black pastel, white gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in a peasant style blouse, folds are gathered into scoop neckline, blouse trimmed with vertical strips of embroidery, lace finishes hem of 3/4 sleeves, large ornate belt tied at back around hips, worn over narrow pants

Text in marker, pencil and ink: “VERTICAL 6 1/4 No mail & phone 65 screen velox combo line & tone hold black solid jprince for S. Wexler Times August 31 Maria Martin #11996”

Sticker: Quality Photo Engraving

Tape residue


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