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three female models featuring patterned shawls

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


Height x width: 23 13/16 x 18 1/8 in. (60.5 x 46 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, graphite, white-out on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting three female model featuring variety of patterned shawls:

Top model in dark turtleneck under striped shawl edged with thin knotted tassels

Middle model’s shawl’s decoration appears Kimono inspired: huge scale floral motif surrounded by tight plaid, shawl edged in short fringe

Right model’s shawl is Celtic inspired wide scale plaid edged with fringe

Text in pencil and marker: “VERTICAL Bergdorfs 65 screen comb. line & tone hold blacks solid #14692”


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