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Female model in matching two-piece print casual ensemble, matching scarf, sandals and straw hat

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


Height x width: 25 3/16 x 18 7/8 in. (64 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 female model in print two-piece casual ensemble: loose t-shape top has wide armholes created from open sides that are attached below arms at three points, tied at waist; it appears that top may may have short side slits, the hem trimmed with a wide band of white, worn over wide pajama style pants falling to mid calf,with a shawl in matching print tied in front, worn with sandals and a wide brimmed picture hat trimmed with flowers

Text in ink and pencil: “VERTICAL CYGNE #16491”

Stamp: “Times 5/16”


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