Inscription

lower right: Jackson Pollock 51

Provenance

The artist [1912-1956]; purchased c. 1953 by Reginald R. Issacs, Cambridge, Massachusetts; purchased through (E.V. Thaw & Co., Inc., New York) by the NGA Collectors Committee; gift 1983 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1951
Jackson Pollock, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, 1951, illustrated but not identified in catalogue.
1966
Loan to display with permanent collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966.
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. 45, repro.
2002
Pollock's "Blue Poles, No. 11", National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2002-2003, no cat.
Bibliography
1989
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: 72, repro. 73.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 264, repro.
1998
Spring, Justin. The Essential Jackson Pollock. New York, 1998: repro. opp. 92.
1999
Siegel, Jeanne. Painting After Pollock: Structures of Influence. Amsterdam, 1999: 195, repro. 196.