Requires Photography

Sketch from couture sketch book

Wide brimmed sun hat and bikini

mid 20th–20th century
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Length x width: 35.5 x 32 cm (14 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker and charcoal on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Woman wears wide brimmed textured sun hat with long light colored coat buttons down center front, dark bikini under, strappy shoes. Text: “3 1/2” ” (right); “2 1/4” BLOCK” (bottom); “W E 31 2 1/4” x 3 1/2” 4/20 2” (left).


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