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Sketch of five coats and dresses

Five sketches of four garments with handwritten notes regarding materials and construction taped to board. Sleeveless cocktail dress, tailored suit labeled "sable," two sketches of wide "travel coat" with "fur lining" and short sleeve dress "waist/ at back/ 3 inches/ higher than front/low...

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Charles James


By 2008, in collection of Kenneth Paul Block; gift of Block to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Kenneth Paul Block, made possible by the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

American, 1961

  • Sketch(es) by Charles James, American (born in England), 1906–1978
Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Height x width: 31 1/8 x 16 9/16 in. (79 x 42 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and pencil on paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Fashion illustration