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Four female models in in sleepwear: two pajama sets, a nightgown and a robe worn with slippers

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Published by W Magazine


Height x width: 25 3/16 x 18 7/8 in. (64 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, white gouache and graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting four female model in sleepwear:
From left:
First model in two piece short baby-doll pajamas resembling chemise top with lace straps and hem cinched at waist with drawstring worn over short buttoms with scalloped hem and embroidered decoration

Second model In two piece long pajamas: top has lace along high scoop neckline, empire waist and skirt hem at waist, long matching bottoms have hems trimmed in lace

Third model empire waist robe buttoned down front bell elbow length sleeves and skirt hem trimmed in lace ruffle, lace trim along high scoop neckline and bottom of bodice, butterfly embroidery along bust, worn with slippers

Fourth model in low v-neck long gown with wide lace shoulder straps, cinched at wide waistband, lace trim along neckline and down center front, lace ruffle along skirt hem

Text in pencil and marker: “VERTICAL “W” 4/27 #17931 4-9-3016 KPB”

Paper portion glued to top left of original has painted revision of first model’s head and shoulders


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