Requires Photography

Female model in casual long dress and wrap

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


Height x width: 25 x 19 1/8 in. (63.5 x 48.5 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 female model in blousy long casual shift printed with a vertical pattern, it seems gathered by elastic along bust and waist, neckline finished in a small ruffle, worn with shawl-like sleeved top of a similar print that ties in front below hips, with pinked collar and tiers of pinked trim up the elbow length sleeves

Text in pencil and marker: “295 6 7/16 Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb. line & tone March 9., 1978 Kay Cosserat 3/9 VERTICAL”


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