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Female model in long gown worn under a long tunic, heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), For Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


Height x width: 16 15/16 x 13 3/8 in. (43 x 34 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in long straight gown with oversize turtleneck collar, worn under a contrasting dark fabric long over tunic split up sides to the hip, collarless scoop neckline, small buttons run down front opening to the hip, sleeves are wider at wrists, worn with heels

Text in marker and pencil: ” 8 1/4 VERTICAL 482 65 screen comb. L & tone Bergdorf’s NRI 7/25 3248 13382 49% 485”

Stamp: “insert tonight”


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