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Inscription

upper center reverse: Horizontal Vision / 1946 / MARK ROTHKO

Provenance

The artist [1903-1970]; his estate; consigned 1970 to (Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York); transferred 1977 back to the artist's estate;[1] transferred 1979 to The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., New York; gift 1986 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1987
Mark Rothko 1903-1970, The Tate Gallery, London; Fundación Juan March, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1987-1988, no. 19 (London catalogue) and no. 17 (Cologne catalogue), repros. (shown only in London and Cologne).
2007
Mark Rothko, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2007-2008, no. 37 (English cat.), no. 45 (German cat.), repro.
Bibliography
1979
Fujieda, Teruo. "Special Feature: Mark Rothko." Mizue 888 (1979): 49, repro.
1988
Kolberg, Gerhard. "Mark Rothko: Meditationsbilder." Kolner Museums-Bulletin 1 (1988): 25, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 304, repro.
1996
Turner, Jane, ed. The Dictionary of Art 34 vols. New York and London, 1996: 27:221, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 296, repro.