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Two female models wearing Mort Shraeder skirt and jacket ensembles, scarfs, hose and heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Length x width: 64 x 48.5 cm (25 3/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, white gouache, pencil on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models in Mort Shraeder skirt and jacket ensembles:

Left: herringbone jacket with one button and lapels, full skirt hits mid calf, pinstripe tights, heels.

Right: woman wearing sport jacket with zipper center front and pulls around neck, full skirt, pinstripe tights, heels.

Text in ink, marker and pencil on paper: “VERTICAL” (left); “BERGDORFS/ 65 SCREEN/ COMB. HINE + TONE/ HOLD BLACKS/ SOLID” “SEPT. 4/ MORT SHRAEDER 15226” “JACKET/ TOO BOXY/ MORE RUFFLE” (bottom); “780” (top right).


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