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upper right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1954

Provenance

(Sidney Janis Gallery, New York); sold 18 November 1959 to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Haupt, New York; by inheritance 1963 to Enid Annenberg [Mrs. Ira] Haupt, New York; gift 1977 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1997
Founders and Heirs of the New York School, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai; The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, 1997, no. 7, repro.
2000
Mark Rothko, 'A consummated experience between picture and onlooker', Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 2000-2001, no. 25, repro.
2005
Pollock to Pop: America's Brush with Dalí, Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2005-2006, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2009
Ils on regardé Matisse, Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 2009, no. 12, repro.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 216, repro.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 19, no. 62, color repro.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: color repro. 8, 247.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 616, no. 953, color repro.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 190, no. 72, color repro.
1991
Grunenberg, Christoph. Mark Rothko. Washington, D.C., 1991: 14-16, fig. 13.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 318, repro.
1994
Craven, Wayne. American Art: History and Culture. New York, 1994: 560-561, color fig. 36.18.
1997
Richler, Martha. National Gallery of Art, Washington: A World of Art. London, 1997: 197, color fig. 12.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 501, repro.