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Sketch from couture sketch book

Velvet dress with pattern

about 1966
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (35 x 27 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Center: Woman wearing dark head scarf, turtleneck dress, top part is velvet with long sleeves, bottom half begins under bust and has pattern; form fitting. Right: Long sleeved patterned dress with V-neck. Text on paper: “VELVET” (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